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Huge black box in center of screen

I have had this dvd-a310 player for a long time and it has worked fine but yesterday i put in a dvd and this huge black box appeared in the lower center of the screen. also dvds skip around when playing. the black box does not disappear even when there is no dvd in the player. any suggestions?

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On the TV menu check to see if the TEXT mode is activated if so deactivate it to clear the issue. This will be in the Closed Caption settings menu.

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It's a text box for either closed captioning or demonstration mode. Go into the setup menu and turn off closed captioning. If you have trouble doing that, then just restore factory settings.

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Double check your RCA cables, it might be switched around. hope I was able to help a bit

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