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Blob on screen

My daughter recently turned her DVD player on only to find a "black blob" in the lower left hand corner of the screen.  It looks like what an inkwell spilled on a piece of paper would resemble.  Any ideas how this would happen or what I can do to fix it?

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You will need to replace the screen to remedy this situation. The screen has been stressed somehow, and is broken internally...accordianman

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