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The right shift key does not work....it seems to be disabled

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If this is in windows, keep pressing shift 5 times.

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There isn't any way to disable a single key. The keyboard has a problem. You can pry the key off and test it by pressing down on the button under the key. If that does not work you will need to replace the keyboard.

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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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**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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