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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 after the TV has been on for about two seconds. The black square disappears momentarily when you change channels and then comes back after about two seconds and stays there. The parental lock says it is "off" so it does not seem to be that. How do I get rid of this.

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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.

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