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Windows 7: wierd keyboard error, shift also selects control

16 Sep 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
wierd keyboard error, shift also selects control

just had an accident with some water n my keyboard, so while i was lifting up the keyboard to wipe up the water, i pressed some keys down together. now whenever i press left or right shift keys, onscreen keyboard shows me its registering both a shift + ctrl being pressed. this is annoying as i cant get the capital letters to work without caps lock, not to mention when i forgot and click shift w and i close my bloody browser. can anyone tell me how i get it back to normal. tried recovering to this morn but that didnt solve the problem. i have checked and sticky keys is not selected

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16 Sep 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)


Welcome to Seven Forums :)
Try drying it out for a couple of days - there's danger of something shorting if water is still on the keyboard and you continue using it.
The best remedy would be to buy a new one

Hope this helps

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16 Sep 2010   #3


maybe pull it apart and dry it, but buying a new one would be the cheap quick fix... lucky its not a laptop!
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16 Sep 2010   #4
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

You could try drying it and buying a cheap one to replace it.
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16 Sep 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Take a hair dryer.

Select a very low heat.

Select the highest fan setting.

Blow dry your keyboard.
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