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Keyboard the right shift key makes this mark '/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/'/,>MVXC'/'/'/ what is this , the left shift key does nothing. please help, thank you

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If your keyboard is under warranty, you may want to take it back to the store and get it replaced, because I think there is a problem with the keyboard's membrane..

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