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Windows 7: Shift keys not working with certain letters


21 Sep 2010   #1

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Shift keys not working with certain letters

Hi. I browsed some other threads concerning this problem, but none of those solutions has worked for me. The problem affects only the letters z,x,c,v, and the numbers 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,0. I can't make an uppercase version of those characters. When i launched the on-screen keyboard, I see the shift keys lighting up when I touch them, so it isn't a matter of physical damage to the keys... I went into the device manager and uninstalled all the keyboard drivers there - at least I think I did... and they just came back with the same problem... And i plugged in a Logitech keyboard and its drivers worked just fine. So short of wiping the entire drive with a fresh install of Windows 7, what can i do? I had to use the onscreen keyboard just to type the question mark. Thank

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21 Sep 2010   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

What language is your keyboard layout set to?


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21 Sep 2010   #3

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English. I tried French just to see what would happen. But definitely English.
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21 Sep 2010   #4

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Does your keyboard have a Function (often labeled Fn) key to toggle certain keys for use by something like a multimedia program?
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21 Sep 2010   #5

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indeed it does I'll fool with that a while and see what happens. But did you have a specific idea how it could be involved ?
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21 Sep 2010   #6

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I looked over all the extra functions on top of the keys and can't imagine what I did to screw things up. Hope you have something up your sleeve!
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28 Sep 2010   #7

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I had this exact same problem and the cause were the Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind, Fast Forward buttons where the multimedia functions are (volume, mute buttons etc) . I have a Logitech Media Elite keyboard.

After i cleaned the keyboard using my own special technique everything was fine, then i tried to reproduce the problem and held in some of the media keys that don't have any apparent effects (for example, if the Mute key was stuck i would have noticed it) like the Play/Pause, Stop and Fast Forward/Rewind buttons and tried to use the Shift + letters that didn't work last time and the same thing happened. So unstick the button and clean your keyboard.
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01 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 64
 
 

You try to help someone out and you don't get any replies, meh.
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01 Oct 2010   #9

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yeh I know - happens to me all the time in other forums. I got a "new message" notification this morning, but none for your other message and none for a lot of earlier messages in the thread. Woops. Thx though. Turned out to be a broken keyboard after all. 15$ replacement. I used evas computer parts on ebay. Santa Ana. Drove to their warehouse to pick the part up. I can recommend them.
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18 Jun 2011   #10

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Thank You

Hey, Solinari.

Just wanted you to know that your post helped me solve this problem before I even had to sign up to ask the question.

Don't know if you will see this but I signed up so I could thank you.

Batlaxe
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