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FAT is corrupted

When I disconnect it from my MacBook Pro all it will say is "FAT is corrupted. Connect to PC to recover FAT". I've got no idea how to fix it. It's not even my MP3 player, I was just asked to put music on it. What do I do?

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  • bhim737 Jun 23, 2009

    No. I just have my MacBook. I've never worked with pc.

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Do u have a pc try reformating the mp3. in a pc u would first copie all the music to a folder(backup) then right click on the mp3 in my computer and select reformate drive and go through the prosses

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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    bigpaws Jun 23, 2009

    well i dont know about macs so if u have any access anywhere to a pc plz try that its bound to work or find a mac savy person and ask them how to reformat a drive on a mac

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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.

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