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Blue screen?! I was watching a dvd and pressed the button 'PSCAN/NORMAL' on the INSIGNIA remote control. The screen immediately went blue! I pushed the button again and nothing changed. I proceeded to press every button on the remote but still nothing changed. I picked up the TV remote and pressed the 'input' button several times until my dvd channel screen appeared again but it was still blue. I've unplugged and plugged back in the dvd player but still the blue screen again. How do i get the screen to my play my dvd again? Thanks for any help. al

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Im not sure what that button is for i think pan and scan but anyway try holding the power button down for several seconds to rebut the player hopfully this works let me know if not and well try something else

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