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    Hello,

    i have this strange problem with my psp phat 1004 running on 5.50 gen-d3:

    I am using a san disk 8gb micro sd card together with a micro sdhc compatible adapter

    When I start a game or app from the memory stick the device sometimes crashes and stays with a black screen while the memory stick light is flashing permanently. The same thing sometimes happens when exiting a game/app. In this case the device stays at the "please wait" screen and won't return to xmb.
    But there are no crashes while running a game/app.

    The only thing I can do when this happens is to either shut down the device and power it on again or releasing the memory stick and inserting it again (sometimes I have to do this several times). Interestingly the device will continue to load when I do the latter.

    I tried the following to solve the problem:

    - restored default settings
    - tried another micro sd card
    - formatted the micro sd card in the psp
    - tried another micro sd adapter
    - reflashed 5.50 gen-d3
    - downgraded to 5.00 m33-6

    Nothing has worked so far. The problem still persists.

    Can this be related to the fact that I'm using a micro sd adapter/micro sd card? Are there general problems with micro sd cards on the psp?
    Or is this a hardware defect?

    So the strange thing is these crashes only happen when loading or exiting a game/app from the memory stick. It never happens while runnig a game/app.

    Is there any way to fix this issue?

    Thanks in advance
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    Jev, we are having the same problems. In my case I'm using a 32gb memory stick pro duo, and my psp is a 1006 version. I frequently encounter those problems when entering/exiting games, but as you describe it, in-game there are no problems. I have tried what you had and nothing has also worked out for me. AFAIK 8gb should be no problems since most people use 8gb cards, why don't you try a memory stick pro card? Others here are using 2 16gb micro sd's and they work without problems.


    I tried a fake 1gb and it worked for me, I encounter no problems when exiting.

    Do you also encounter difficulty connecting to USB mode? I am also having difficulties here... Once it goes to USB mode at first it just loads, and nothing will happen it won't read the memory stick. I have to eject it and place it back and there it reads it quickly.
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    So far I had no problems with usb mode.

    Since both of us are having the same problems I guess this is most likely a compatibility issue and not caused by a hardware defect.

    Well, guess I will have to live with that, because I don't want to buy a memory stick pro duo. I'm fine with 8gb and besides of those occasional crashes the card works perfectly.
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    have you tried your memory card on another psp? How long have you been playing with your psp like that?
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    theres nothing wrong with sdhc cards.in fact they are more stable and faster on a psp.my guess is its a problem hardware wise with the memcard slot
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    @twoadvils:
    I purchased the psp off ebay recently and it is the only psp I own. The seller assured me that it is working flawlessly and he never encountered such problems.
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