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128meg memory card issue

Discussion in 'PS2' started by chriswhit, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. chriswhit

    chriswhit Regular member

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    I have had to format my memory card a few times this year and each time I format it I loose half the space on the card. I formatted it using free mcboot 1.8c any idea how to fix the problem? I dont dare to just format again with a different method. The memory card is an off brant and I have a ps2 fat ntsc system if that helps. Thanks
     
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    chriswhit Regular member

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    Wow great post. Thank you this will help a lot. I will also have to try it with the cards I have that don't work.
     
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    no problem... good luck with it.
     
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    chriswhit Regular member

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    Thank you it worked great. You know your stuff when it comes to ps2's. I wonder if this will work on an action replay max card? Its totally dead anyways so nothing to loose I guess.
     
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    Your Welcome.It should work on any PS2 memory card including the max card.
     
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    Where did you buy your memory card from? I'm looking to get a 128mb one, that works. I was going to get mine off of amazon, here. Is this the same as yours?
     
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    Thanks man! That truly is a great link. I'll probably get it from this guy now.
     
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    Just got the memory card in the mail! Got it from the same guy you did. Installed Free McBoot no problem. So far...
     
  11. chriswhit

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    Glad to here it. I added a lot of elf files to my exploit including psxloader.elf and now my fat scph 50001 will boot ps1 games but I still have to swap disks though. also the 50001 and higher fat will load dvd+r's instead of just the dvd-r's like the earlier ones for anyone that is wondering.
     
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    If you want you can make backups every so often onto USB drive, using uLe.

    I have done this from time to time as I have 64mb memory cards, and sometimes I just hate after playing a game for long time, that the memory card screws up.

    At least with backups, you can restore it again and not loose too much data.
     
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    I should do that. I got a 2gb flash drive that I don't use.
     
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    I got a new issue with my memory card now. After installing free mcboot 1.8 my card reads fine for a bit but if I use the hard drive then reboot it my ps2 doesn't see the card. If I mess with it for a while I can get it to read for a short time. I know its not my ps2 because this is the only card that does it but all my others are oem 8meg. I tried the card in my slim after it wasn't seen by my fat and the slim couldn't see it ether. The card I have the issue with is my generic 128meg. I need at least 12megs just for my exploit and wonder If I just got a defective card or is there certain brands that are better. Does s
    Sony make a bigger memory card? I need 20 memory cards for an order but don't dare to buy one till I know what will work good with a 12meg exploit. I cant have multiple calls saying everyone's cards junked out. Any help would be appreciated
     
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    Sony doesn't make 128mb memory cards, they are third party.

    I myself use Datel 32/64mb memory cards as I know they are good

    Some have said these Katana are also very good.

    http://www.katana-accessories.com/ps2.html

    The problem with 128mb is finding a good quality and not cheap clone or you will have issues.
     
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    I have a slim and am having the same issues as you are. It seems to be random. I don't know why, but when I put it in the second memory card spot it works fine. I can only get it to work once I load free mcboot off of my 16mb Datel memory card, go into ulaunchelf, and swap out the memory cards a few times. The only difference in the mc slots is that the first one seems a bit looser than the second.
    I read somewhere that if you loosened the screws a little it would work. It worked for a little while, but I turned off my ps2 and when I turned it back on, It didn't recognize:(

    Well, at least it was only 10 bucks....
     
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    Wow mine reads in the second slot better to. I have a flip top to boot psx games with psxloader.elf from my memory cars and the doors on my card slot sticks a bit. My problem is random to. If I usr my hard drive then reboot it does it every time. If my exploit was smaller I could use a stock card but I noticed some games require different methods to boot so I have every elf file I could find on the card to experiment and learn what works best. Then in a month or 2 what I figure I don't need I can remove. I'm getting both of the cards smokyrain mentioned to try. I have 25 working ps2's and plan to sell a few with memory cards exploited where I spent bill money on Christmas for the kids. You'd be surprised how mush people will pay for that on ebay. I start the bid at $1 plus actual shipping and let them bid what they will. I never walker away with less than $150 and feel bad for the winning bidder but if they want to bid that high then its there fault not mine. I noticed go cyber shop has a mod chip for $13.63 plus shipping. PS2013 ModBo V4.0 ModChip No Swap wonder how good it is. I'm good at soldering and built a 7800 atari cart dumper with a new board and burned all the chips myself. I had to modify the schematics a bit cause some parts were obsolete but it works great.
     
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    Wow just checked my ebay and all my auctions were pulled. They claim that its illegal to have a system that will play backups. I had 3 burned games with my listings but included the damaged originals with it to be within the law. How do I sell these now? I'm sure I broke no laws and saw other people get away with it for weeks. Why me I got almost 2 grand tied up in exploited ps2's and no market now does amazon do that to. I wasn't sure where to stuff this comment but I mentioned it in the above post so I put it here.
     
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    I don't think that its illegal, unless didn't include the original game.
    About the katana memory card, I read a review and it's not like a regular memory card. For the 32mb one, you can switch between four 8mb "pages". So it's like four memory cards in one case. I believe that I'll just pick up a 32mb datel from walmart. A while back, I bought a 16mb one for 15 dollars, and now they have 32mb ones for 15 dollars.
     
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    I just got a 128mb card for my ps2 slim and I can't get it to format. How do I get it to format?
     

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