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I am facing a unique problem with my laptop's keyboard.

Please read carefully, as this might sound a little confusing.

My ' key (single quote) seems to be working just fine. My right shift key is also working. But when I try to use use the right shift key with ' key to produce a "(double quote), it doesn't work.

To write a " I have to press left shift + ' key.

All the keys seem to be working just fine except the combination of this two. I can't seem to understand why.

EDIT:When I press shift+quote key. Nothing appears on the screen. Again nothing happens when I press right-shift+' twice. Nothing appears on the screen later on.

I am using Windows 7.

This problem didn't occur earlier. One fine morning, my keyboard had stopped working. Just stopped working, I don't know why.So I shut it down. 2 hrs later, it starts working again on it's own. The problem has started since then.

EDIT: : The same problem is occurring with the left-shift and + key

So basically my right-shift + ' and left-shift with + is not working. Can't seem to understand why.

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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)? –  jaychris Oct 16 '13 at 16:26
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This is not the dead key issue? What happens if you tyoe right-shift+' twice? Or type right-shift+' and begin typing text. Does the " appear then? –  Rik Oct 16 '13 at 16:31
    
which os? Have seen options for treating right shift key differently in some cases. –  Joop Oct 16 '13 at 22:13
    
@jaychris: Nothing happens when I press shift+quote key. Nothing appears on the screen. Again nothing happens when I press right-shift+' twice. Nothing appears on the screen later on. I am using Windows 7. This problem didn't occur earlier. One fine morning, my keyboard has stopped working. Just stopped working. I shut it down. 2 hrs later, it starts working again on it's own. The problem has started since then. –  Piyush Oct 16 '13 at 22:14
    
You could try installing another language/country and keyboard layout to see if your keyboard layout files became corrupted. –  Rik Oct 16 '13 at 22:29
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