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Types in upper case only (without caps lock/shift key locked)

The caps lock light is not illuminated - I have tried to clean the keyboard but it still types in upper case only....... I don't want to remove the keys (yet) as I may have problems getting them back on. My external keyboard works just fine so I'm guessing it's 'dirt' under they keys?

Doo you have ideas of what the problem may be

Thanks, Ann my laptop suddenly started typing in caps without the caps lock on

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  • Vince Patron May 11, 2010

    Hi Ann,

    If you type numbers using the top row keys, does it type numbers or does it type symbols? If it types symbols, then one of your shift keys is stuck. For example, if you type a 1 and it types a !, and you type a 2 and it shows a @, then it appears that one of the shift key is stuck or shorted.

    IF IT DOES NOT: Try a different application like use Notepad or Wordpad. It could be the program you are using?

    IF IT DOES: Try pressing and releasing each shift key. Does one feel different than the other one? Does one not bounce back as well?

    -Vince


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