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Black Square Covers 80% of screen on most channels...

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Re: Black Square Covers 80% of screen on most channels...

Schmeky, sounds like your closed captioning is turned on, go into the menu and it will say "CC" or closed captions, and set it to off mode, end of problem, Happy Holidays.

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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Hi Tony

You`ve mentioned that ON CERTAIN CHANNELS THE TV WORKS FINE, so your trying to say that not all channels THE BLACK SQUARE APPEARS IN THE MIDDLE O THE SCREEN... my be that black square is generated from the broadcast center. may be your unit is good. let me ask you how many channels that your tv works fine..?

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The TV is a Mitsubishi CS-26201C to the extent it matters and the remote is the original remote. A small child played with the remote and now a black square pops up and covers vitrtually the entire screen...

The child managed to press the button on the remote that controls closed-captioning, and now the TV is set for "text" mode. I don't remember if the button says "caption" or "cc", but it's one of those or something very similar. Press the button again to go through the settings until you get back to "off" and the box will be gone.

What's happening is that in text mode, the TV blacks out the area where the text would go. If there isn't any, the result is that mysterious black square. It may not show up at all on some channels, or only during some programs. It depends on whether captioning is being broadcast. Since many TV remotes have a single button to control caption settings, it's easy to get into this mode without realizing it. But it's easy to fix.

Hope this helps! Thanks for using Fixya.

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turn off your closed caption this should work

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I work at at a school, and we had the same problem. Turns out, it a Closed Captioning problem.

We found the manual, and it states that "If a large black box covers 80% of your screen, the Text mode is probably set. Press 'Closed Caption' to turn it off." The "Closed Caption" button is on the remote. If you don't have the remote (as in our case), you can go to "Closed Caption" in the menu, and pick something like C4 and T4. That stopped the black box for us.

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Some channels on my tv have a black screen.

Check that you arent in close caption mode ( usally in the menu)

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Shut off the closed captioning and your problem will be gone.

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Your closed captions are on and set to TEXT. Go into the menu, turn off the closed captions and the black box will vanish.

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Black Square Covers 80% of screen on most channels on TV

have your tv checked by a tech.probably your chip the eprom needs to be reset by lifting it up from the board and resolder back.some one could have put in a code for those channel.good luck.

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