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Shift keys arent working

Neither shift key works, the rest of the keyboard is fine

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Shift key and symbols dont match

You can change the keyboard layout to match the one you have.

In your start box, select run and type "intl.cpl" (without quotes).

Under the formats tab, change the format. try the ones with English (" ") and then click apply.
To see the format selected,open the On-screen keyboard ( type "osk.exe" in run) and hold shift to view the symbols.
Try different formats until you find something that matches the phisical keyboard layout.

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I hav laptop acer brand wea the lfet side shift key not working wea as right side shift key is proper working..i need away out to hav the left shift key wrking

I would replace the keyboard. They are fairly inexpensive from that auction site flea bay and a video on how to do it is available on utube. Search for your make and model with the words 'replace keyboard' after it in the search box.

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Left shift key not working

Hi Marcy,

Check that the key depresses all the way (same amount as other keys next to it). If so, then the most likely problem is that the keyboard has failed. You can have the keyboard replaced fairly easily.

Keyboard for the Dell Vostro 1520 costs $20 or less depending on where you buy. You can view YouTube videos on how to replace the keyboard or have someone professionally replace it for you.

Keyboard replacement on YouTube

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Shift key not working

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.

May 29, 2010 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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Half of my keys arent working, some of these keys are w, t, e, a, s, p, r, i think there are a few more

try to use a USB external keyboard. if it works fine this proves that your problem is on your keyboard. If so try cleaning up your keyboard if u can remove it from your laptop but i suggest let experts do it. And if your notebook still has a warranty left you can always use that..

Feb 08, 2010 | ASUS Eee PC 1000H Laptop

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Keyboard keys share functions. Right shift key inserts a z and then shifts. z key does the same thing . Left shift key tabs and then shifts. 9 key and = key both give =9. Other keys also share...

1. try to do system restore first from the time system was working fine. reboot system. if fails.
2. update your anti virus then run a full system scan. reboot system. if fails.
3. update the bios. download the latest bios for your system from the dell support drivers and download section. reboot system. if fails.
4. reseat the keyboard cable. if fails.
5. reinstall the OS. if fails
6. replace keyboard.

Oct 25, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

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Shift keys are typing wrong things

Check your keyboard counry settings an report here.

Oct 19, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Keyboard key not typing primary character, shift/fn strokes work

this is to do with your FN is activated to be on all the time...

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Sep 15, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1521 Notebook

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Shift key has to be pressed firmly to work.

If there were more that one key that has failed it would indicate that you have a keyboard controller chip that has failed or that the connector from the keyboard to the motherboard is not making proper contact. You may get that key to work by pressing that key very firmly.

You may be able to fix the faulty key by removing that key and spraying the faulty key contact with electronic spray cleaner whilst pressing the key pad several times. It may not work because it may be sealed and the cleaning fluid may not be able to penetrate the key contacts.

Then the only thing to do is to buy and fit a new keyboard from the manufacrurer.,

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