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Shift+Space does not function!

By kmat
May 12, 2006
  1. hi,

    got a problem, my keyboard is not working properly. whenever i hold down shift and press space it does not recognise that the space bar has been pressed. i worked this out on another forum when i was hold ing down caps instead of using caps lock. it isnt just this buttton but many others including the letters.

    ABCDE no fG no hIJ no kLMN no oP no qRSTUVWXYZ

    the main problem was when try to play a Game which makes you hold shift to run, and space to jump and you cant run and jump so its a complete pain.

    does anyone know why this is.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Providing your computer isn`t a laptop, I suggest you try another keyboard.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. kmat

    kmat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well its not the ke board i can assure you that
     
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    have you...
    -tried the keyboard on another pc or used a different keyboard on the pc?
    -scaned your pc for nasties like virii and warez?
    -tried updateing your drivers for everything?
    -looked to see if any programs are giving a special keyboard function like say.. hotkey app, windows utilities/stickykeys sort of things turned on/off
    -looked in keyboard properties in control panel all settings ok?
     
  5. kmat

    kmat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i actually uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers for it and it has seemed to do the trick (stragne as i had already tried it before) and now i can type

    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ AND SPACE with shift held down.

    thanks guys
     
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