When I hit the left shift key the result is a capital W.

When I click the w without the shift key I get a capital W as well.

Any solutions?

  • If you have some compressed air in a can, give the keys a good blast. Also, turn the keyboard upside down, hold it an at angle, and tap a corner, or a short edge, against a hard surface. This will dislodge any cruft that may have accumulated under the keys. I can't guarantee this'll fix the odd 'W' problem, but at least you'll be surprised at the amount of stuff that can accumulate.
    – IconDaemon
    Mar 19, 2016 at 16:42

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What's the chance of you trying another keyboard first? I would only recommend a method of fixing once you had isolated the cause.

  • Used a wireless and it just works fine. It seems that are many issues with the numeric type. I tried various setting but to no avail. Mar 29, 2016 at 0:16
  • Looks like a problem with the specific keyboard but this is not a problem I have ever had with Apple numeric keyboards. Is this the only problem? No other letters capitalised? Cleaning is the best idea but also you can remove the W key and you will probably find something lodged underneath.
    – ctrebor
    Mar 30, 2016 at 10:53
  • I think it's had liquid spilt on it and its affecting the electrical paths. It may be possible to disassemble but personally I would buy another.
    – ctrebor
    Mar 30, 2016 at 11:13

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