Left shift key has been typing out this symbol "|" [Closed]

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Just recently, my left shift key has been typing out this symbol | when I press it. But only when I press it on the left side closer to the Z. This is making it hard for me to capitalise my letters and is quite annoying.

||See this is what my sentence looks like when |I use my shift like I| normally would, without consciously pressing it on the far left side. |Stupid vertical bar. It spams if I hold it down, too. ||||||||||||

I use a Cougar Vantar RGB Scissor Switch Gaming Keyboard. Since this is a recent problem, I assume that I have toggled something without knowing?

Thank you for your help!

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|Did you ever find the solution? |Curious because I am clearly dealing with the same issue.
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the left shift key of your keyboard may have multiple plungers under the key itself. My keyboard was doing the same thing- after popping the key off, I found it had 3 plungers. The center plunger was SHIFT, the left and right were the " l " that your keyboard keeps making. I pulled the plastic piece off the left and right plungers and have not had the problem ever since. I feel the frustration- nowhere on the internet could I find the answer to this problem!
I read this and then pushed my key hard while moving back and forth (my keys Really don't come off...) and there a little click, and voila! It works again and these sentences are no longer a pain!
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Try to clean the key with compressed air, there could be dust, dirt or food particles such as Burger Rings or Twisties.