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(71,301 posts)
Wed Apr 24, 2024, 02:37 PM Apr 24

cAPS Lock KEY reversed - Google said, shake keyboard upside down for debris, or

check for stuck key or blow out debris. I did the shaking thing and brushing between keys. Still the same. As I type here with the results looking normal in the body of this message, the CAPS Lock is *on* and the correct results are from pressing the Shift key for single capitalization like: This.

These keys can come OFF, no? To clean inside there?

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(36,966 posts)
1. Most keyboards you can pop the keys off & press them back on.
Wed Apr 24, 2024, 02:42 PM
Apr 24

I use a metal nail file. It's thin & bends.


(71,301 posts)
2. lET'S SEE (nope, still reversed) - this other "solution" from Microsoft: Cntrl+Shift+Lock
Wed Apr 24, 2024, 02:43 PM
Apr 24

Still reversed. Must be dirty under the Lock key.


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(71,301 posts)
3. Let's see: Google said keys removed by: Turn OFF, unplug, pry key from corner with
Wed Apr 24, 2024, 03:00 PM
Apr 24

fingernail, flathead screwdriver, butter knife, etc., *gently*. Then blow out with blaster/duster. Did that. Put key back, and turned on, seemed to be working in the Subject title above. bUT NOW BACK TO BEING REVERSED (HERE, CAPS LOCK *OFF*), STILL OPPOSITE RESULTS.


(71,301 posts)
5. Thanks, I think it's just crud because seems to be back to regular right now.
Wed Apr 24, 2024, 03:57 PM
Apr 24

Just finished typing a long piece and it was fine. Maybe after I used the blast/duster the moisture needed to dry out. Thanks.


(10,937 posts)
6. I just couldn't figure how dust would REVERSE the function!
Wed Apr 24, 2024, 04:14 PM
Apr 24

But I won't argue with success.

Heck, what do I know? As I was typing this reply, safari crashed and rebooted the phone.

This is all a riddle wrapped in mystery inside an enigma.

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