so when I go to press the shift key the stem of the stab hits the backplate very slightly it makes a little noise I've put tape on it to make it stop so I'm just wondering if this is normal or a problem?
here's some photos Thanks
Don't know if it's normal to that model, but noisy and not perfect stabilizers are normal to many keyboards. A lot of people do mods to the keyboards, even higher end ones, for exactly this reason. Yours may not be in all the way or just bent a little.