Playstation: How do I format my memory card?

A simple 3 step guide for solving this common Playstation problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

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Have you tried formatting the card from Safe Mode? To reformat it in Safe Mode, turn the Vita off and then hold down the Power button, the PS button and the Right Shoulder button all at the same time. It should take about 5 seconds.
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The console will then reboot. Once it does, press Option 3: Format Memory Card.
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If that doesn't work then there could be an issue with your memory card and you will need to contact the seller of the memory card to see if there's anything they can do to replace it.
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