I have had the same problem for ever. I have found that unplugging the
USB dongle, waiting 10+ seconds and than plugging it back in tends to
fix it right away.
After a few weeks you might have to do it again. Annoying problem but a simple fix.
I have tried the whole shaking it and taking it apart and cleaning it but that never seemed to work and in some cases made the problem worse. The only thing that fixes it for me is unplugging it and plugging it back in. Hope this helps!
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Re: pressed key repeat
It seems the world has this problem...hmm.....okay, here's step 1. Take the keyboard, turn it upside down and with vigor...smack it on your desk (on the edge of the keyboard). If you see crumbs and other debris on the desk subsequently do it twice more....(no it won't hurt the keyboard...just use some common sense). If that fails you can take the keyboard apart and clean the keys and film with a soft, moistened with alcohol, cloth. A can of compressed air, and a blow out of the keyboard once a week will also help....but banging it will still be necessary once in a while.
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Restart your computer to turn off the "Sticky Keys" accessibility tool.
Use "sticky keys" if you have limited finger dexterity capability or limited motor skills.
For example, you can press CTRL and then ALT and then DELETE,
rather than having to press all THREE keys at the same time.
classic control panel:
open the control panel.
Go to keyboard.
Skip to Changing the settings______________
Category view(default from XP and up): |
Printers and other hardware |
scroll down and click Keyboard |
Changing the settings V
Move both the Repeat delay and Repeat rate bars
about 2/3 the way up, or until you like the result.
Test in the provided text box.
Click apply, then OK.
You are done!
in all likelihood your shift key is stuck. try pressing and releasing both shift keys in an attempt to "free" them. Also, check to ensure that "sticky keys" is not enabled on your computer(pressing and holding the shift key for about 10 seconds should pop up a window if it is. if the window appears, just make sure that the key is not "stuck" by windows).
Solution: mechanical agitation for your shift keys to attempt to free them, and a good thorough cleaning for all of your keyboard with canned air and/or a lint free cloth damp with dilluted isoprophyl alchohol to prevent this from happening in the future with these or other keys. Alternately, replace your keyboard.