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This is a pretty common problem among laptops. You'll have to change your keyboard, unfortunately.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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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.

Dec 23, 2013 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Shift keys not working on asus laptop


It could be that you enabled filter keys by you holding down the shift key for more than 8 seconds.


click start menu > control panel > accessibility options
the checkbox next to 'Use FilterKeys' should be unchecked, if it is checked, uncheck it and


then click the 'Settings' button next to it
Then uncheck the box near the top that says 'Use Shortcut'

if this doesn't work then you may want to have a look at some of the other keyboard accessibility options and see if you can get something to work

you may have to restart windows in order for the changes to filter keys to take effect.


hope this helps

Sep 14, 2012 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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SHIFT KEYS NOT WORKING PROPERLY


Please try to deactivate the Fn (function) key. That will help you get rid of your problem. Press Fn key + Numlock key once and try again. You can also try pressing the Fn key once and type letters in any word processor program with the key combination everytime you press the Fn key once. E.g. open the notepad, press Fn once and after that press ) with Shift.

If you have problem, let me know.

Good luck.

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Jul 27, 2010 | Acer TravelMate 2480 Notebook

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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.

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**If "Use Sticky Keys" is unchecked, that means sticky keys is disabled.

May 29, 2010 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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My shift key wont work at all


Holding down both shift keys at the same time wont work. Chances are you have a dead key. use the other shift key instead. if a program is mapped to use specifically that shift key, remap it to the opposite one.

If you are using a desktop, replace the keyboard; if it is a laptop replace it if you can yourself, otherwise, call a computer technician.

Jan 03, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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Left and right shift key problems on


Have you recently connected a desktop keyboard up to it???
If so you may of pressed Numlock with it a problem on laptops.

Jul 13, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite U305-S7467 Notebook

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Shift key has to be pressed firmly to work.


From what you tell me, it sounds to me like the key or the arms/"rubber-hinges" that holds the button is worn out or broken.

Contact your local dealer or the place where you ordered the laptop.

Nov 26, 2008 | Balance CN6555 Notebook

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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.

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**If "Use Sticky Keys" is unchecked, that means sticky keys is disabled.

Nov 02, 2008 | Compaq Keyboard

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Shift key wont work!!!!!


It sounds like you have a FilterKeys options checked that is disabling your Shift keys.

Try going to Start -> Control Panel -> Accessibility Options
Uncheck all boxes in the Keyboard tab (StickKeys, FilterKeys and ToggleKeys) and click Apply or OK.

Try your Shift keys now.

May 08, 2008 | Compaq Evo N610C Notebook

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IBM R52 laptop shift key deactivated - pls help


you might have accidently disabled 'stick keys' it is a short cut that is activated is you press shift 5 times

Mar 19, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

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