Laptop Keyboard Not Working – Fixed

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Laptop keyboards can become unresponsive for a variety of reasons, including software and hardware problems.

When the drivers on your system aren’t compatible with the keyboard, or the keyboard isn’t correctly linked to the system port through the internal wires, the keyboard will normally stop working. This problem can sometimes be resolved simply by power looping your system.

If, on the other hand, some keys on the keyboard aren’t working, it’s possible that something is lodged between the bottom of the key and the receptor, such as food or dust, which is obstructing the signal. It is preferable to remove the original casing and wipe the keyboard in this situation.

This is one of the easiest problems to fix because it can be fixed by manually following a few steps. There are a number of approaches to resolving this problem, and we’ve gone through each one briefly in this post.

What to Do If Your Laptop Keyboard Isn’t Working?

Here are a few quick fixes.

 1. Shut Down 

Uninstalling and then reinstalling the drivers for the associated keyboard is one of the most certain ways to fix your laptop’s keyboard, but before doing so, try power cycling the laptop.

The system is often reinitialized with new values, and the hardware components are loaded and connected from scratch after a power cycle. During a power cycle, we remove the battery first and then wait a few minutes for the procedure to finish.

Step 1: Manually shut down your laptop or extrinsically shut it down by pressing the power button for a few seconds.

Step 2: After the system has completely shut down, remove the battery. Because the procedure varies by laptop, see your system handbook for instructions on how to remove the battery.

Step 3: Now, wait until the system’s power is completely depleted.

Step 4: Finally, reconnect the battery, plug in the power cord, and turn on the system. Check to see whether the issue has been resolved.

This method only works if the power looping is broken. However, if the issue remains, proceed to the following step.

2. Installing Default Drivers

If the power cycling method does not work for you, you must install the keyboard’s default drivers.

Default drivers are drivers that are saved in the BIOS and are only activated when your computer is unable to locate a suitable driver for your keyboard. To troubleshoot both your driver and physical problems, follow these procedures.

Step 1: Type Device Manager into the Windows search box in the lower-left corner of your screen and choose it from the search results.

Step 2: Expand Keyboards once the device manager has opened.

Step 3: From the enlarged menu, right-click on the keyboard and select Uninstall device.

Step 4: Restart your computer when you’ve finished uninstalling.

Step 5: If the system detects that the appropriate drivers are not installed, it will install the default drivers.

Step 6: If no drivers display in the device manager screen, right-click on any blank spot and select Search for hardware changes.

If a yellow exclamation point shows in lieu of a keyboard, right-click it and select Update driver, then download the drivers from your laptop manufacturer’s website and manually install them in your system.

 3. Modifying the Ease of Access Options

If the prior option didn’t work, this method will most likely do the trick. Ease of Access settings are available in nearly every version of Windows to assist users with system operation.

However, because these settings may not be adjusted or working properly, this may cause an issue with your laptop’s keyboard. We can fix this problem by disabling these settings using the steps below.

Step 1: Type Ease of Access into the Windows search box in the lower-left corner of your screen, and then choose it from the search results.

Step 2: When the Ease of Access Center appears, choose “Make the keyboard easier to use” from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: On the screen, uncheck the following options:

Mouse keys should be enabled.

Sticky Keys should be enabled.

Toggle Keys should be enabled.

Filter Keys should be enabled.

Step 4: Restart your computer and try using the keyboard again. Check to see whether the issue has been resolved.

Most of the time, this solution works. However, if the problem remains, proceed to the last method.

4. Checking for Hardware Issues 

If none of the preceding approaches worked for you, the issue is most likely with the keyboard’s hardware. So, if the software fixes don’t work, it’s time to move on to hardware troubleshooting for your keyboard. Here’s a checklist of things to bear in mind while doing so.

  • Make sure the keyboard is clean and free of any foreign objects.
  • Make sure there are no edible food items or crumb remnants lodged inside the keyboard.
  • Examine whether the keyboard’s USB cable is properly connected to the appropriate port.

Check your antivirus programme as well, as it may be interfering with the keyboard drivers. To troubleshoot this issue, temporarily disable them.

Conclusion

We hope the methods outlined in this article were helpful in resolving your keyboard problem. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave them in the comments section below.

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