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I have a keyboard problem

Yesterday, after I got home, when I opened my computer I realized there was something wrong with it. The problems found are the following:
- When I press Right Shift, what is mapped to the button above it is automatically shift-pressed (e.g when I press right shift, '~' is automatically pressed if the layout is uk, '|' is automatically pressed if the layout is us and so on)
- When I press Left Shift, backspace is automatically pressed as well
- Sometimes, the letters I write are automatically upper-case, without me pressing anything other than the key itself

After some troubleshooting (a lot of it actually), I have decided that:
- The problem is not software related, or driver related (I have tried rebooting, uninstalling drivers, and nothing worked, I have also tried moving the keyboard to another computer and the problem persists)
- The keys themselves aren't faulty other than the problem (The shift function works, it's only that the other keys are automatically pressed sometimes)
- The usb slot isn't faulty
- Not operating system problem

Also, before answering the question also know that:
- I have never spilled anything on the keyboard
- I have tried cleaning the keyboard, it didn't work
- I am currently writing on that keyboard, and no, it's not usable, just from writing this thread I feel like pulling my hair out
- Buying another keyboard is only last last last last last resort

I hope someone will be able to help me.
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  1. "Buying another keyboard is only last last last last last resort"

    Well that would be the first resort if it happened to me, I mean it's not as though they cost very much just for a standard "no frills" one. It could save you hours of pulling your hair out trying to find out what's causing it.

    To troubleshoot this problem, a different keyboard is the obvious place to start.
    if you won't do that well we can't force you, we can only advise the best course of action.
  2. Well, you can't blame me for wanting to fix my keyboard, now can you? Also, I don't see the point in trying a new keyboard, since, as I said in the message above, the problem is obviously with the keyboard itself, since it doesn't work either on any other computer. Thank you for answering though.
  3. "Also, I don't see the point in trying a new keyboard, since, as I said in the message above, the problem is obviously with the keyboard itself"

    With respect your statement defies all logic. It just proves my point that a new keyboard is going to be the most likely solution.
    You just can't help some people if they don't or can't see the obvious. Good luck to you anyway.
  4. Ah, I'm sorry, I see you misunderstood what I wanted to say. What I meant was that there wasn't any point in trying another keyboard since what I wanted was to fix this keyboard. This particular one. Again, I'm sorry for not making my point clear enough.
  5. Best answer
    Maybe the controller of the keyboard is broken -> buy a new keyboard
    Maybe the signal lines from key to controller are damaged -> measure with a multimeter -> buy a new keyboard
  6. Well, it somehow seems to work now, for some reason (and I hope it stays that way.) Thanks for the answers.
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