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Large black area in the middle of my screen

This black area started about a month ago, 2 inches wide. It is now a foot wide. If we hit the TV or jiggle it the black will disappear, and sometimes the black area will disappear by itself after the TV has been on for a while.

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  • jdblack1950 Dec 08, 2008

    I too have a large black/blank area in the middle of my screen. If I access the tv menu I can see the picture but when the menu is off the black square is there. Sometimes I can power off and power on and it's gone but still comes back.



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After doing some research I found out the the closed captioning or text box was accidentally turned on. You can try to turn off closed captioning and that might work, fortunately it worked for me!

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