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BLack box in the middle of my screen?

When you turn on the TV, the picture is good for 3-5 seconds. Then a Black box appears and covers the middle of the tv on down. If you change the channel, turn up the volume, go to the menu, etc. it clears up and then black box reappears. Is there a way I can fix this without taking it somewhere? Thanks, Harry

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    volume goes silent or goes to maximum when we want it to stay in the middle. also, words appear on screen randomly, like "volume" ... "menu" etc.. i don't use a remote at all. usually when i manually adjust the volume, it does go to my desired volume level. other times the volume can not be changed at all. can't watch anything like this.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    the tv has no sound but a picture and there are 4 number 2's on the screen with a letter code in the middle of the screen- no black box.

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Iv'e run into this before, you have closed caption text 1,2,3 or 4 on. this is different than the normal "cc" cation. just go into your menu & turn off closed caption.

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