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Tricia Williams Posted on Jan 13, 2007
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Black square in the middle of the picture

I have a Craig 20 inch TV, less than a month old. A black square appears randomly while viewing. Edges of picture are viewable, but square takes up majority of space. Initially, I hit the menu button and scrolled through the menu screeens and the problem disappeared. Now, I can not get the square to disappear. I can change the channel and the pioture has no problems. The problem is not associated with just one channel.

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You have the set configured to display "text 1 or Text 2" in the closed captioning menu. You will need to turn closed captioning off to get rid of this box.

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Bless you! All I did was hit the closed captioning key a couple of times and it went away. This has been driving us insane for weeks!

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