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I have a keyboard problem

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  • Windows 7
  • Keyboards
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October 13, 2013 12:42:21 AM

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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a c 328 $ Windows 7
October 13, 2013 3:33:23 AM

"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.
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October 13, 2013 5:05:36 AM

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.
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a c 328 $ Windows 7
October 13, 2013 5:41:20 AM

"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.
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October 13, 2013 6:34:46 AM

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.
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October 13, 2013 8:07:27 AM

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
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October 13, 2013 10:23:35 AM

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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