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"OSD lock" in blue box

Hi Anyone know how to sort this out In the middle of my screen I get a blue box about 4 inches long by 1 inch wide with "OSD Lock" written in the blue box. How do I get rid of it. I can't find my CD so I can't reinstall it. Thanks Peterleg

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Re: "OSD lock" in blue box

The monitor will have the on screen display setting as locked, look at the monitor settins buttons, where you set the brightness etc.

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