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Shift key not working

All of the sudden my shift key isn't working. do you have a fix for this

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  • kimberly-haw Nov 03, 2008

    neither of the shift keys on my laptop keyboard are working. i did check the sticky keys and there isn't a check mark in that box. any other suggestions would be appreciated. thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    same thing and hp just says to send it to a dealer to pay to fix it, but their own site says it's a problem with the bios

    not sure what to do; obviously i don't have caps

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    yeah but its not just my shift key its the control key also

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    either shift keys work. stickykeys is not on. i have rebooted and followed all help advice. its driving me mad.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    nothing happens if sticky keys is on or off .Both shift key not working

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You have 2 Shift keys on the keyboard. If the other shift key is working then the shift key that is not working is defective. You should consider replacing the keyboard on your laptop. There is no setting on Windows that can disable the shift key.

**Note : If both Shift keys are not working, Try to check if sticky keys feature on windows is on. Sticky keys should be disabled. To disable sticky keys, Click on start and Go into control panel > Accessibility Options, and under keyboard there is sticky keys. Remove the tick and click apply and OK.

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**If "Use Sticky Keys" is unchecked, that means sticky keys is disabled.

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In vista go into control panel>ease of access center>make the keyboard easier to use and make sure there are no boxes checked. If there are,uncheck and hit apply. On your key board hold the number lock key for 5 seconds and check to see if your shift keys are working.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

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Okay. I never found this solution posted so I hope this helps anyone out there that finds this topic. If your laptop is anything like my laptop, the keyboard ribbon has a fold. I took it apart and noticed that when I held my keyboard at a certain angle and above, my shifting would work again. My solution was to duct tape a wedge on that fold (my wedge was a tiny piece of folded paper). Now, when my keyboard is flat, the ribbon doesn't completely fold onto itself. Note, depending how big your wedge is, this may be temporary. Also, too much tension may break your ribbon cable.

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If you're using Skype, turn off keyboard short cuts. They define by default that Shift I, Shift A, Shift V, and Shift H all do things with skype calls.

Keyboard shortcuts are under options/advanced

Or, if you liked the shortcuts during a call and want to keep them on, signoff skype when you're typing a document....

Silly silly silly.

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I had the same problem with my Acer Aspire 5943G, both shift keys were not working. Other than that everything seemed working fine, and nothing certainly relate to sticky keys! What worked for me was that i have disabled the touchpad (not to resolve this issue but it was getting in my way while typing) from the touchpad properties and my shift keys started working at once. I don't know if this is an Acer solution or unique to me but you can give it a try.

Posted on Mar 05, 2012

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I have an HP laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 which had the left SHIFT key not working correctly. Either nothing would happen or weird character would be emitted when pressed. I was running a program to disable the touchpad as I use an external trackball device and the touchpad was getting annoying.

I found that exiting from the Touchpad Indicator / Controller program fixed my SHIFT key problem.

Moral of the story is that this was not a hardware issue with keyboard but a software bug of some sort. So before you rip your keyboard out check for what software you have running first and remove extraneous ones.

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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