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I am using Windows 7. Can't seem to understand why. G-Man 6, 11 11 gold badges 27 27 silver badges 64 64 bronze badges. Piyush Piyush 2 2 gold badges 4 4 silver badges 12 12 bronze badges. When you press shift key and quote key, what happens? Nothing appears on the screen or single quote appears as against double quotes? If they are next to each other, is it possible that pressing one key is interfering with the press of the other mechanically or electronically? This is not the dead key issue?

Does the " appear then?

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Have seen options for treating right shift key differently in some cases. Nothing appears on the screen. One fine morning, my keyboard has stopped working. Just stopped working. I shut it down. Dexter Dexter 4 4 bronze badges.

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As for the keyboard connector, I checked your link and it was definitely Scotch tape, not Kapton tape. It was probably that action rather than correctly connecting the keyboard cable to the logic board that corrected the right shift key.

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Thanks for all of your responses to my original question and a special thanks to the IFixit A repair guide. Could not have taken apart the computer and reassembled it correctly without it!!

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If you have used a USB keyboard and the keys function in text edit then most likely it is the key on the top case keyboard and not the logic board. You can also confirm the issue by booting to an external known good OS on an external drive it must be the same OS version or higher than what your unit shipped with and testing the keys on the keyboard.


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I'd just add checking how the key feels under the fingers. If it's stuck, dirty or misaligned, I'd try to very gently reseat it. Failing that, most likely it's a top case issue. The connector for the keyboard to the logic board not put on correctly--connected with scotch tape. The keyboard ribbon connector was attached correctly and the right shift key now works! The keyboard on these work off of USB emulation. Even if your cable was slightly ajar, the keyboard would either all work or none of it would.

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Hello I am experiencing a problem with the right shift key on my mac. What is this problem and how would I fix this?

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