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Sansa fuze FAT error

My sansa fuze is displaying this error: FAT is corrupted. Please connect to PC and recover FAT. How do I fix this error

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Plug your Fuze into your computer. Open "My Computer," right click your Fuze and click "Format," a window will pop up with settings on how you want to format it, make sure it's set to FAT, then click "Format."

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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How to fix a sandisk fat is corrupted please recover fat


You could try the following:

Start with the Clip turned OFF. Slide the power switch down to the HOLD position. Press and HOLD the center button depressed until it is recognized by the PC- give it a few seconds.

The Clip's display will state "connected" with the device now in MSC mode.

You can now repair the File Allocation Table (FAT) using Windows' chkdsk utility.

Open My Computer and find the Clip a listed under "devices with removable storage" as a flash drive. Let's say it displays as E: SANSA CLIP for example. Our assigned drive letter is E:

From the Run box under Start, enter cmd and press Enter. You will get a DOS window.

Enter chkdsk E: /f and press Enter. The /f toggle tells the utility to fix the errors.

After clicking on the Safely Remove icon in the taskbar, or right clicking on the Clip and selecting Eject, unplug the Clip.

Try powering it up again, and see if all is well.

I found this at: http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/Sansa-Clip-Sansa-Clip/FAT-is-corrupted-On-Clip-4G/td-p/250798

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Fat is corrupted please device connect to a pc recover the fat


Plug this into a computer and if it shows up as a device under My computer; right click on it and choose FORMAT.
You can also try these steps here outlined by Sandisk: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/270/kw/format This is to format it without a computer.
Here are the Mac instructions: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/203/kw/format%20sansa
**Note, you will lose all your data from your MP3 player.

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Whenever I try to turn on my sandisk sansa fuze mp3 it says that "FAT is corrupted please connect device to pc and recover FAT" It wont let me to the main menu or anything it turns on says that...


Unfortunately there is nothing more you can do - the memory chip inside it has failed. Since it can't be replaced that means that the entire player is dead. Sorry, time for a new one.

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Having gone over a month with no response, I assume this is no longer a problem.

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I have a sansa fuze 8 gigs, FAT is corrupted, can it be fixed?


Hi, dont worry your player is probably fine, you just need to refomatt it. Checked out the sanza forum and they were pretty helpful
This guide should be useful
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=sansafuse&thread.id=11867

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Message says FAT corrupted


FAT stands for File Allocation Table.  It is basically the table of contents like a book would have.  It tells whatever device is using it where the information is stored on the memory.  If there is nothing on it that you absolutely need saved, I would connect it to a computer and format the card.

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I turn on my sansa mp3 n it says fat is corrupted please connect device to pc and recover fat what do i do


You might need to change the file format or if you have Rhapsody, you need to renew the files.

Apr 04, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player

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FAT is corrupted


You can try to reset the device by pressing the power button for about 15 to 20 seconds..if that doesnt work I would recommend you to go to the sandisk site to update the firmware on your device or you can contact sandisk to they can help you with updating the firmware on your device..Please follow the link below to get the firmware
http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376

The number for sandisk is 1-866-726-3475
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Computerrep

Jan 28, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player

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My sansa fuze is not working


Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me;.

Offhand, the message indicates that the Sansa is requesting that the internal storage be reformatted using the PC. This would require that the Fuze be connected to the PC through USB. Thereafter, the computer would recognize it as an external storage device. Steps required to format:
  • connect Sansa Fuse to USB of PC;
  • double click on "My Computer";
  • it would show probable as an "E";
  • right click on the "E" and click on "Format...";
  • a new window will pop up;
  • under the "File system" pls select FAT or FAT 32;
  • verify that "Quick Format" is un-checked;
  • click on Start button.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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