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Black screen keeps popping up

The problem seemed to have started when I pushed the pip button. I started to flip through channels, then every 30 seconds or so the black screen pops up. I still have sound for the channels and the black screen leaves about a 3 inch border around the t.v. of whatever channel I'm on. The pip button has worked until now. The xds button on the controller takes the black screen of temporarily.

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Re: black screen keeps popping up

If a black box appears on the screen, and a small amount of the picture is visible around the border, it means that your closed captions are on and set to TEXT. Go back into the menu, navigate to the closed captions page and set the captions to OFF.

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Yes. Its probably a stuck button on the TV's front panel. Try pushing or wiggling each button on the panel. It could be the channel up/down buttons or volume up/down, menu, etc.

When there is a button that is making slight contact, it keeps the microprocessor busy attending to the command its erroneously receiving from the offending button and may not allow other functions to work when this occurs.

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