# Shift key on mac keyboard only works with some keys

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Ok so this is weird.

I thought my mac's keyboard had developed a broken key, but after some testing it's only broken when interacting with some other keys.

The left shift key doesn't work with a handful of other keys, see the following output with the shift key depressed:

qwertyuopASDFGHJKLZXCVBNM

Also note the lack of an i in that output. That key works, but when the shift key is depressed it doesn't output anything.

It doesn't appear to be a software issue, as it's exactly the same on both my imac and when hooked up to my macbook.

Ghost in the machine?