Got a Corsair keyboard and it somehow stopped working? This is frustrating as you need the keyboard to do everything on your PC or laptop. But don’t worry. After reading this post, you’ll be able to fix the issue easily.

Fixes to try:

Here are 5 fixes that helped other users get their Corsair keyboard working again. You may not try them all; just work from the top down until you find the one that does the trick.

  1. Check for hardware issues
  2. Reset your keyboard
  3. Reinstall the keyboard driver
  4. Update your keyboard driver
  5. Update the keyboard firmware
The screenshots below are from Windows 10, but the fixes also apply to Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Fix 1 – Check for hardware issues

Above all, you should rule out the defective hardware as a possible cause. And here are 3 steps for you to do some basic troubleshooting.

  • The loose connection can result in the hardware not working issue. If you’re using a wired keyboard, re-plug it and also try another available USB port to see if it works.
  • If you’re using a wireless keyboard, make sure its batteries still have power and the receiver is connected properly.
  • Connect your keyboard to any other computer. If it fails to work neither, your device is probably damaged and you should reach out to Corsair for further assistance.

If everything is fine with the hardware, the problems lie in somewhere else, and there are more fixes to try below.


Fix 2 – Reset your keyboard

The reset function of the Corsair keyboard can help you with unexpected device glitches. Simply follow the instruction below to perform the resetting process.

1) Unplug your keyboard. (Turn off the keyboard if you’re using a wireless one.)

2) Hold the ESC key on your keyboard, while plugging the keyboard into your computer. (Turn on the keyboard if you’re using a wireless one.)

3) Keep holding the ESC key for about 5 seconds.

If you see the lightning flash, the keyboard is reset successfully. Check whether it works or not. If not, please continue to the third fix.


Fix 3 – Reinstall the keyboard driver

If your keyboard driver is missing or corrupted, the keyboard won’t work as intended. To fix this, you can uninstall the keyboard driver and let Windows reinstall the appropriate one for you.

1) Click the Start button, and select Control Panel under the Windows System folder in the app list.

2) Select Small icons next to View by, and click Device Manager.

3) Double-click Keyboards to view all the devices under this category.

4) Right-click your keyboard and click Uninstall device.

5) Click Uninstall.

Restart the computer and Windows will install the appropriate driver for your keyboard. If Windows Device Manager fails to find the newest driver (learn why) or if the issue persists, try to do a driver update via Fix 4.


Fix 4 – Update your keyboard driver

To keep your Corsair keyboard running in tip-top condition, you should install the latest keyboard driver. You can download the most recent driver from the keyboard manufacturer’s support page and install it step by step.

But if you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your keyboard driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks:

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to the flagged keyboard driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)

You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

Test how your keyboard works now. Still no better? Don’t frustrate, and check out the last fix.


Fix 5 – Update the keyboard firmware

If you’ve attempted all the methods above with no success, you should consider updating the firmware. This is supposed to improve the device performance and also deal with potential bugs.

1) Connect your Corsair keyboard to the computer.

2) Go to the Corsair support page, and download iCUE.

3) Open iCUE, and click the Settings tab.

4) Select your keyboard and click the Update button.

Wait for the process to complete, and there should be no more problems with your Corsair keyboard.


Hopefully one of the fixes above resolved your Corsair keyboard not working issue. If you have further questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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