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Re: my shift keys hate me
Your keyboard is in essence one big circuit board and that circuit can have failures like any other piece of equipment. If no other keys are failing or giving you issues than it most likely is just with that circuit, the shift keys are generally tied together on the same circuit unless they are programmed differently which can be done in certain games. You may have to replace the keyboard with a new one to rectify this situation. It's not a cable not seated well issue and I don't believe it is a driver issue. Good luck
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try to restore the computer to any state before was working, if work great. 2) if not work you must update the driver keyboard ,uninstalled it can be corrupted and installed previously download and test again. God bless you
Keyboard issues are relatively easy to troubleshoot. If the cu has another keyboard available then try that keyboard or if the cu has another system avaialble then test the keyboard on that system. Remember when the keyboard is unplugged the system will usually need to be rebooted before it will work again.<br />
<b>Wireless Keyboard:</b><br />
If only some of the keys don't work skip to the section <b>Some Keys Don't Work</b> below.<br />
<li>Resynchronize the keyboard. Press the connect button on the keyboard for 5 seconds. Then press the connect button on the receiver for 5 seconds
<li>Change the batteries.
<li>Try reseating the receiver if possible.
<li>Try positioning the keyboard closer to the receiver.
<li>Skip to the section <b>Generic Troubleshooting</b> below. </li></ol>
<b>Some Keys Don't Work:</b><br />
<li>Check if any of the num lock key, shift lock key, etc are causing the issue. This is especially prevalent on laptops which don't have a distinct numeric keypad.
<li>If it's only the multimedia or hotkeys that don't work then try installing the specialized multimedia keyboard software that came with the system/keyboard.
<li>Try reseating the keyboard and rebooting.
<li>Go into <b>Accessibility Options</b> in <b>Control Panel</b> and check that <b>Sticky Keys</b>, <b>Filter Keys</b> and <b>Toggle Keys</b> are all switched off.
<li>Check if the problem occurs in the BIOS. A good screen to test with is the create BIOS password screen if the keys don't work here then a new keyboard is in order.
<li>Continue on to <b>Generic Troubleshooting</b>. </li></ol>
<b>No Keys Work:</b><br />
<li>Try reseating the keyboard and rebooting.
<li>Try power draining the system. This can be particularly effecitive with a laptop.
<li>If this is USB try a different port.
<li>Try entering BIOS - if you cannot get into BIOS then the keyboard probably needs to be replaced.
<li>Go on to <b>Generic Troubleshooting</b> below. </li></ol>
<b>Generic Troubleshooting:</b><br />
<li>Try uninstalling and reinstalling the keyboard driver and reboot
<li>Try system restore back to before the problem occurred
<li>Check for malware or 3rd party software that may be interfering with the function of the keyboard.
<li>FFR or replace/upsell a new keyboard. </li></ol>
Hi james, sorry to hear that your kindness to another has been let down . to replace the keys or the whole keyboard is not too big a job . try searching on ebay for a replace keyboard ( in the uk around 20 pounds ) or buy a used one and change the key top this is a link below to ebay as an example
I suspect your problem may be caused by the wireless keyboard, even if you are not using it. You may be using your computer in a "noisy" environment where the wireless transceiver is picking up random signals and corrupting the keyboard interface. Or the wireless keyboard driver could also be at fault.
Can you de-install the wireless keyboard from your system and see if the problem occurs again?
NOTE: I had weird problems with my Microsoft wireless mouse until MS came out with an updated driver for it.
There is one thing you can try. Uninstall the drivers for the keyboard from the device manager, then reboot. The machine will find the keyboard and reinstall the drivers automatically. If this doesn't work, then I'm afraid the Shift key function has failed and the keyboard will need replaced in order to fix it.
This is either the keyboard or keyboard controller. The only way to tell is to replace keyboard. (Usally found on e-bay for about 40.00) then if not the keyboard controller on Motherboard (expensive fix) so, if it is the controller you may want to try an external keyboard at least to keep using the unit at a resonable cost.