Many laptop users are having issues with their keyboard. Some keys on their keyboard aren’t working properly or have become totally unresponsive.
This is a very annoying issue. And trying to fix it can be just as annoying, because you’ll spend a lot of time reading suggestions on the Internet, and most won’t work.
But don’t worry! The following are a few methods that have helped many laptop users fix their keyboard.
Try these fixes
You don’t have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.
Method 1: Power cycle your laptop
If some keys on your laptop keyboard are unresponsive, you should try power cycling your laptop to recover them. To do so:
1) Turn off your laptop.
2) Unplug the power cable from your laptop and remove your laptop battery.
3) Press and hold the power button on your laptop for 20 seconds.
4) Re-insert the battery and re-connect the power cable to your computer.
5) Turn on your computer and check to see if this has fixed your laptop keys.
Method 2: Update your laptop driver
Perhaps those keys on your laptop keyboard aren’t work properly because you’re using a wrong keyboard driver or it’s out of date. You should update your keyboard driver to see if this resolves your problem. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update your driver, 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 download and install your drivers by using either Free or Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes only 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):
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 your keyboard to download the latest and correct driver for it. You can also click the Update All button at the bottom right to automatically update all outdated or missing drivers on your computer (this requires the Pro version — you will be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
Method 3: Clean your laptop keyboard
The keys on your keyboard may not work properly if there’s dirt or debris in it. You should check your keyboard and make sure there’s no rubbish blocking your keys.
1) Turn off your laptop and unplug the power cable from your laptop.
2) Clean your keyboard. Pay more attention to places that is hard to reach (you may need to use compressed air dusters to clean those places).
3) Turn on your laptop and see if your keys are fixed.