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    Exclamation Keys not working

    my right shift and left arrow key stopped working a few days ago. I have never had this problem with my laptop before. What should I do/

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    The keyboard may have developed a fault. You can test this by plugging in a USB keyboard.

    cheers, Paul

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    Sometimes giving the keyboard a blow out with a can of compressed air can work, but if it's an internal fault then it will probably require a new keyboard.

    I've never used this program myself, but you can give it a try to see if it gives any info on the status of the keys.

    This is a paid for program, but has a 30 day trial.

    http://www.passmark.com/products/keytest.htm

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    Whenever I use a laptop, I prefer to use an external USB keyboard whenever possible, for two reasons:
    1) I generally prefer the layout of a full-size keyboard over the layout of the typical laptop keyboard.
    2) There's no wear-and-tear on the built-in keyboard when you use an external keyboard.

    I had a laptop once which had some non-working keys, so I purchased a Belkin folding USB keyboard, which I could fold up and carry in my laptop case! It worked pretty well!

    I have searched, but I can't find that same keyboard. However, here are some other folding keyboards.

    I prefer a USB keyboard over a Bluetooth keyboard, because there's no battery to run down. However, a Bluetooth keyboard can also work for your tablet or iPhone.

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