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My left shift key on my MacBook Air stopped working (it was gradual). I took the key off to see if anything was stuck underneath but there was nothing there. Is that anything else I can try rather than having to bring it in for repairs? It's no longer under warranty.

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Try taking it in to an Apple Store and see what they say. If its apparent that the computer has been well cared-for, then they may take pity on you.

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