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Brightness/contrast window pops up and scrolls through fast

The lock, unlock symbol keep appearing in the middle of the screen. Also, the "Main Menu" for the monitor keeps appearing and disapearing in the middle of the screen. I have tried pushing and holding the menu button on the front of the monitor but cannot get these items to stop flashing on my screen. How do I get these items to stop popping up. The brightness/contrast adjustment window pops up on it's own. It then scrolls through at a high speed. Sometimes I can remove it by turning off the monitor for a moment, sometimes not. Ant suggestions?

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The up/down button on your flat panel is stuck. Please contact Dell Technical Support to have the monitor replaced if its still within warranty.

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You can adjust the brightness and contrast of your monitor to improve the readability of text and to make digital pictures appear more like they'll look when printed.

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