What To Do When Your Laptop Keyboard Not Working
If your laptop keyboard is not working or responding the way it should, you can use several different tips and tricks to resolve this issue.
First Things First:
When Laptop keyboard not working, the first thing to check is that there are no physical hindrances beneath the keys. If there are any crumbs underneath your keys, turn your laptop over and tap them out. Do not shake your laptop. Additionally, a compressed air blower can be used to clean dirt out from beneath the keys. After cleaning your keyboard test your keyboard to see if it works.
To prevent getting a dirty keyboard, do not eat around it as this can cause crumbs and gunk to pile up beneath the keys.
Laptop keyboard Won’t Type Certain Numbers/Letters:
Solution to help when the laptop keyboard not working:
Restart your computer and see if that fixes the issue. When you restart the device remove the battery or charger and press the power button for 1 minute. Reconnect the power cable then switch on the device.
Wired Keyboard Won’t Type:
Damaged hardware or software may be the cause of a wired laotop keyboard not working. Beginning with the wire, check that it is connected securely in the correct port. Then ensure that there are no holes or damaged wires. A damaged wire can hinder the transmission of keystrokes from your keyboard to your computer, thus your keyboard’s wire must be in good condition.
If the hardware is in good condition yet the laptop keyboard not working, the next step would be to see if the keyboard’s driver needs an update. You can do this in the Control panel.
To update Laptop keyboard driver on a Windows 10 PC:
1. Press the Windows icon and search for “Device Manager” in the search bar.
2. Click the arrow next to Keyboard, then right-click on a keyboard listed and select Update Driver.
3. Click on Search automatically for updated driver software.
4. Select Update Driver.
Wireless Keyboard Won’t Type:
Ensure that your keyboard is charged fully and that it has functioning batteries. If your keyboard uses a USB chip, ensure that the chip is correctly connected to the right port. If your keyboard is connected to your computer via Bluetooth, switch the keyboard on and off then restart your PC.
Then, pair the keyboard with the computer again.
Your PCS’s Bluetooth receiver may also be the cause of a wireless laptop keyboard not working. Pair the computer with a different device to check if your PC’s Bluetooth receiver is working.
Laptop Keyboard Not Working or Won’t Type:
For a laptop keyboard not working or that won’t type, you may have to disable the Keyboard delay setting.
To Disable the keyboard delay setting on Windows 10:
Go to Settings > System Control > Keyboard Operations then deactivate Keyboard Delay.
When this doesn’t work, try updating the driver as explained above.
If none of these methods work, there might be an issue with the keyboard’s connection to the motherboard. If this is the case, you may have to consider giving the laptop to a technician to fix.
If your laoptop keyboard not working still and you want to find another way to type, you can use the On-Screen (visual) keyboard function, which works for both PC and Mac users.
To Enable On-Screen Keyboard On Windows 10:
1. Click on the Windows key, then go to Settings.
2. Click on Ease of Access
3. Select Keyboard
4. Activate On-Screen Keyboard