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I have a Saitek Cyborg v7 running on Windows 7, and I am unable to type a right parenthesis (HEX 29).

  • Drivers are up to date.
  • Keyboard works fine (pressing 0 gives 0, but pressing Shift + 0 gives nothing)
  • Remapping is pointless since no keyboard button gives me this right parenthesis

I suspect it is a software issue of some sort but have no clue where to start looking at.

The right parenthesis you see in this message are Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V since I can't type it.

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Same result for using either shift key? – dwj Apr 12 '11 at 21:10
I have this same issue with a Razer Lycosa keyboard. – Ehryk Dec 5 '12 at 20:08
I'm just seeing this issue on a Windows 7 system. The 0 key works fine. Both Shift keys work fine as modifiers for other keys. However, shift-0 does nothing. – Kaz Feb 25 '14 at 17:28
It's only happening in the native Windows dialogs in various applications. It's not affecting keyboard handling on a VirtualBox image running Ubuntu, in which I can type the parenthesis. This is something at the higher level in the Windows event queue. – Kaz Feb 25 '14 at 17:30
I did Ctrl-Alt-Delete, then dismissed the full-screen dialog which comes up, by clicking Cancel. The problem went away! – Kaz Feb 25 '14 at 17:32

Have you run a virus scan? I've seen viruses attack keyboard functions (at least how they appear on screen). I use MSE, but it might be worth a try nonetheless.

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