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Sansa Clip. It's not recognized by the computer but does charge. It sometimes says: connect and recover corrupted FAT. Can't do the error check. Thanks

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I have a few tips posted here on this site. Here are the links. Player is not recognized,.... >>> Player needs formatting. ... >>> Connection problems with your player. Check these tips, Then try SansDisk support for more helps. Hope this helps Fix Ya up.

Posted on May 28, 2011

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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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When I turn on I get a message stating FAT is corrupted please connect to pc. I have connected to pc and nothing happens. Please help

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I turned the device off while the hold switch was on. Now it will not turn on. It just displays "fat is corrupted. Please connect to pc and" and then shuts off.


I have this same problem. So I connected my Sansa Clip to my computer, and my computer won't recognize the device, when before it would. Any fixes out there?

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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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FAT is corrupted


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

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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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Sansa fuze FAT error


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."

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My Sansa Clip (4 GB) is not detected in pc but it get charged.


These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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