It’s frustrating that your laptop keyboard isn’t working as you would expect.
We have some tricks that will help you get your computer back on track.
8 Tips To Help Your Laptop Keyboard Stop Using
Sometimes your laptop keyboard will stop working. Follow these steps to get your keyboard working quickly again.
1. Reboot Your Computer
If your computer is having problems, you can simply reboot it. Your computer should then be back to normal.
2 Find out if the problem has to do with hardware or software
Your keyboard could become stuck because of one of two things: either your hardware is broken or your software has bugs.
Reboot your computer first and then enter the BIOS/UEFI. On older Windows systems, you can enter BIOS by pressing F1, F2, Esc or Del. If you have a newer machine, such as one manufactured within the last few years, you will need to use a different method because the booting speed is too fast, making entering BIOS difficult–especially if you have Windows 10 fast boot enabled.
Dealing on newer machines
- Click the Start menu search bar to type in “settings”. To choose the best batch,
- Select Safety and Security > Recovery From the Settings menu.
- Click To start, go to the Advanced Start section.
- Select Problems Boot>>>Advanced Options >UEFI Firmware configurations (choose Set Ups, otherwise this is not an option).
Windows 11’s restart process will differ from Windows 10. You won’t be able to click on Update and Security. Instead, choose Systems > Recovery. Click on Start Now.
You can access the BIOS by pressing F1 or F2 after your computer restarts. If the BIOS or UFI settings have been successfully opened, it’s likely that your hardware works fine.
3. Download or update the Laptop Keyboard Driver
A driver is a tool that can be used to repair a damaged laptop keyboard.
- Type “device manager” into the Start menu search bar, and select the best match.
- Scroll up the list until Keyboards appear. To expand the device, click on it.
- Click right-click and select Properties > Driver.
Click Update Driver and wait for Windows’s driver to be found.
Uninstall the driver if it does not work. A reinstallation is possible.
Right-click Select the keyboard driver Properties .
- Select Uninstall device using the Driver tab.
Windows will automatically download the latest driver and install it when you restart your computer. Install the driver reinstall to fix it.
4. Laptop Keyboard not working? Make it Clean!
A standard keyboard can be hard to clean; a laptop keyboard can be much harder.
The laptop cannot be shaken or tapped without causing serious damage
Dust can be removed from a laptop keyboard by placing it upside-down, tapping the base and closing the lid.
Once you are done, remove all dirt and debris from your table.
While it won’t solve deep-seated problems, cleaning can help. To learn more, see our complete guide for cleaning your keyboard.