All of the sudden my shift key isn't working. do you have a fix for this
no .. not at all .. we know all these basic stuff. i have been facing this problems since the past few days. every time i press the shift key of my keyboard it either opens internet explorer or types sum funny alphabets like YT}+ at first i thought it was a virus but i have scanned my had disk in safe mode a no. of times but it doesnt find any. it has become really irritating now
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Re: shift key not working
Try to use virtual keyboard in start/allprograms/accessories/accessibility/on screen keyboard. And press shift. If that problem still occur when you use on screen keyboard (osk), unplug your keyboard, and try to use osk again. If that's still occur, surely you got virus or setting error
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Check Device Manager in Safe Mode by pressing F8 during boot. Right click My Computer > Manage. Select Device Manager > View > Show Hidden Devices. Now delete all DVD/CD-ROMs and reboot. Windows will say "New Hardware Found" and install.
I had this same problem with my 2006 ZX4 Ford Focus. My focus has an automatic transmission. In order to get the stuck key out of the ignition, I discovered that there is sort of a "ring" on the gear shift that will sometimes slip down a little and cause the ignition to lock the key in place. The ring is located just benenth the plastic gear shift handle, right on the end there. If you push the ring up, you should be able to get the key out of the ignition. I found this out by accident. I know that sounds weird, but it actually works; at least it did for me. At first, I thought I hadn't put the gear in park. The ignition will not release the key if the gear isn't in park or if the steering wheel isn't in its lock position. I think most cars work on this principle; that wasn't the case here. For all of you 2006 Ford Focus owners out there having this problem, try my suggestion and I would also spray some WD-40 in the ignition hole too ( after you get the key out) . I hope this helps you folks out there. Good luck and have a nice day!:)
1. Press the shift key several times and check if it changes anything. This is to make sure the inner part of the key isn't sticking onto the connector.
2. Press other keys as well, like Ctrl and Caps Lock.
3. Is the other shift key working? If it is, it is most likely that the other one is faulty. If it's the case, you need to buy one from ebay.
Try to search on ebay and see if you can find just that single key, some sellers are selling just the key for a much cheaper price. If you can't find one that's selling single keys then am afraid you should buy yourself a keyboard replacement.
Normally the metal bar is used as retention in order to elevate the key after it has been used.
Commonly, the metal bar should be taken out, attached to the key itself. When re attaching, the metal bar should have plastic brackets on the keyboard where the metal bar must be placed into. It's tricky, but 3 to 5 tries usually solves the problem for me.
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.
**If "Use Sticky Keys" is unchecked, that means sticky keys is disabled.
For starters, check the fuse block and inspect the most related fuses, like HORN, ACC, dashboard. The owner's manual should have a troubleshooting guide for the most basic stuff, including the horn. Try this for now and see how it works. Let me know if the problem persists. Good Luck.
Sometimes, the keys stop working if the circuit below the kepad gets dirty. The keypad can be cleaned by unscrewing the laptop, however, I won't recommend to do it on your own if you haven't opened a laptop earlier. Get this done by someone who knows this stuff. On second thoughts, if cleaning the circuit does not do any good, its time to get the keyboard replaced of attach an external keyboard.
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