PS Vita shows error of removing game card while playing

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    I just got my Vita used from Gamestop. I have the warranty, so I'm not worried, but the system will randomly say that the game card has been removed. It's done it a couple times now while I have the system in stand by (which is what I assume it's called when you just hit the power button). I'll turn it on and it will say the game card has been removed. Today, I was like 9 waves in to a Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified mission, and the darn thing popped up with the error. The first time it's done it while I've been actually playing it. I didn't have time to put in the other game I have and play, but is there something else it could be in the system itself, instead of the game card? As I said, if I have to take the system back and swap it so be it, or swap the game. Just looking for what is the most likely culprit. Thanks!
     
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    Sounds like the memory card mechanism is messed up or the memory card isn't seated right. Had this happen to me once outside of dropping my Vita, and I simply turned it off and then inserted and removed the memory card a few times to make sure the mechanism was working right. Never did it again after that, so I assume it was sticking or not going in all the way.

    Might be worth a shot before taking it back.
     
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    Not the memory card, but it specifically says "game card." The guy at gamestop told me to try the other game I have, and see if it's the cartridge or the system before swapping it out. The Vita I got is literally mint except for a tiny mark on the trackpad in the back, which doesn't effect anything. I'd prefer to keep it as the glass is pristine.
     
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    Ah, I read that wrong. Same deal though, I'd turn the system off and pop a cartridge in and out a dozen times.

    It might just be that the cart slot was never used, as some people go all digital.
     
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    I bought a 64gb card from the internets. If I go all digital (which I don't do on PS4 and XBone since I occasionally sell a game or give it to a friend,) and my Vita breaks, can I use the card on a different Vita after formatting it and signing into PSN?
     
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    Yes, you can.

    Just don't format the card, make sure to format (restore) the Vita instead (or you'll lose everything you downloaded).
     

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