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"End of Tape" message

I'm using an MD830 Panasonic on an ultrasound unit, and I keep getting an "End of Tape' message even when it's not at the end of the tape. I can start recording again, after I acknowledge the message, but as soon as I stop, the message comes back and I have to acknowledge it again. I have another MD830 that I can put in place of this that does not do that. Is there some kind of setup on the Panasonic that I'm missing?

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It sounds to me that the sensor that senses the end of the tape is defect.
This is a tiny bright LED which you can easily overlook because it sometimes is fitted in a plastic frame.

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