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@ key is not working when i press the shift key and @ its only giving me #2

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    espokane Mar 15, 2011

    Does the shift key work with other keys? Can you type a capital W for example, or an exclamation point?

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Then your shift key may be faulty, try using the shift key on both sides of the keyboard to do this. If it still doesn't work then it means that your shift keys are fine its just the secondary functing of the "2" key that is faulty.

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