Hi, I'm using zorin for 2 weeks. From yesterday my left shift key not working. yesterday sometimes it works & sometimes not. now it shows no response.I tried the virtual keyboad. I found that left shift key & end key show no response.
hardware : asus zenbook 14 (2021)
OS : zorin core 16.3
sudo vim /etc/default/keyboard
Is it possible for you to plug in a spare USB keyboard in order to to test if it is a fault with your current keyboard?
Left shift and End are pretty far from each other on the keyboard.
The issues on my default keyboard, spare USB keybord works prefectly fine. Can we do something to fix it ?
Most likely, yes. I would start by using a can of compressed air and a small fine detail brush to gently clean the keyboard. It is possible that both of those keys have stickiness to them, preventing them from springing back up to the non-contact position.
In the case of something sticky or gummy - you may use 90% alcohol and a detail brush to gently sweep under the key to try to clean out the substance. The alcohol will quickly evaporate, leaving a dry keyboard.
If none of the above works, disassembly becomes the next step. If this is a notebook computer, disassembly can be daunting or even dangerous.
Know Yourself; identify risks and take appropriate action.
This may be taking it to a bonded and qualified repair technician.
Or it may mean using a plug-in USB Keyboard.
Correct and if I might add many laptop keyboard manufactures have started to use pinned back plates on their keyboards making it impossible to repair ..... so a simple fix turns into a non-existent one ....
That is why I had to go to that method on mine ..... or have my original one ..... as you said above ..... replaced by a bonded and qualified tech ..... which was to expensive for me ..... but then I don't need the portability a built-in keyboard provides .....