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Had chk error, now screen shows gibberish

Had chk error. Before I could fix it, the screen now shows gibberish, random lcd characters, chick a block all over the screen. I can't reset. Tried new batteries. Na da. Just a screen loaded with various display icons and labels, all at once.
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