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"prot" error message on Alesis ADAT 16 bit recorder

I forgot to mention the model and brand of the machine,. to repeat, I'm getting the "prot" error message which I assume means the tape is write protected, even though the knockout tab which was removed is covered by tape. I even tried a brand new SVHS video tape that has never had the tab removed, same result.

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I heated the mechanical sensor switch with a hair dryer. Probably caused a contact point to expand just enough to close the circuit. 

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