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Gray box filling screen after about 5 secs

Just recently fixed a red convergence problem and open fuse that failed when the convergence IC failed. (F9A04) Went through all the on-screen circuit and convergence adjustments and it was all working great for a couple hours,.....until this stupid gray box starts appearing in the middle of the screen. It now shows up after about 5secs and takes up all but about the outer 6" of the screen!!! I can make it go away by selecting and deselecting "menu", but then it comes back again after about 5 secs every time. Any idea what is causing this? Coincidentally, I was messing with the Vchip options just before this started happening. Could that be related? Have you seen this before? If you have, I'd love to know what causes it. My email is

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Re: Gray box filling screen after about 5 secs

That's good it's fixed, but if more problems you can find here in the threads.

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