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Older model sharp tv G1018CESA large solid black rectangle on top of picture dont know how to get rid of? if i change channels can see full picture but rectangle pops up in seconds

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    older model tv by sharp tv.vcr combination. the television keep going off .

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Go into the menu and turn off closed captioning. You have accidentally turned it on to text or cc1 or cc2, but that is positively what is wrong. Good Luck! Please rate this solution!! Thank you,

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