Quick Fix: Laptop Keys Not Working HP

By Enya Zhang  Common Errors  driverkeyboard   0 Comment

Have the keys on your HP laptop suddenly decided to act up and stop responding to your keystrokes? 

You won’t be stuck with this for long. Check out the top 4 fixes below and your keyboard will type as good as new in no time! 😉

Try these fixes

All the fixes below work in Windows 10, 8 and 7. You may not have to try them all; just work your way down the list until this HP laptop keys not working problem goes away.

  1. Reinstall your keyboard driver
  2. Update your keyboard driver
  3. Adjust your keyboard settings
  4. Reseat your laptop battery

Fix 1: Reinstall your keyboard driver

The incorrectly installed/ corrupted keyboard driver may account for this keys on laptop stop working issue. So we can try reinstalling the driver and see if the keys work properly again. Here’s a quick walk-through:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time, then copy & paste devmgmt.msc into the box and click OK
  2. Locate and double-click on Keyboards, then right-click on your keyboard and click Uninstall device.

  3. Wait until the uninstall finishes and Restart your computer so that your computer can auto-install the keyboard driver.
  4. Type on your HP laptop keyboard again and see if it works properly.

Fix 2: Update your keyboard driver

Your outdated keyboard driver may very well be another reason responsible for this keys not working in laptop problem if Fix 1 didn’t help with the situation. We might have to update our keyboard driver to the latest version to make sure problems don’t exacerbate.

There’re two ways you can update your device drivers — 

Update your keyboard driver manually – You can update your device drivers manually by going to the HP’s official website, and searching for the most recent correct driver for the exact device. Be sure to choose ONLY drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows system versions.

OR

Update your keyboard driver automatically  – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. 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 (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. You can upgrade to the Pro version and 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.You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
  4. Type on your HP keyboard and test if it responds without fail this time.

Fix 3: Adjust your keyboard settings

Filter Keys is a feature in Windows that tells the keyboard to ignore brief or repeated keystrokes. But it’s also known to conflict with our system ironically, causing laptop keys not working problem. To disable Filter Keys:

I’m using Windows 10:

I’m using Windows 8:

I’m using Windows 7:

I’m using Windows 10:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and type filter. Then click on Filter out repeated unintentional keystrokes.

  2. Make sure the Use Filter Keys toggle is Off.

  3. Now check on your keyboard and see if this key not working on laptop issue has been sorted.

I’m using Windows 8:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and type filter. Then click on Turn filter keys on or off.

  2. Make sure the Filter Keys toggle is Off.

  3. Now check on your keyboard and see if this key not working on laptop issue has been sorted.

I’m using Windows 7:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and type filter. Then click on Ignore repeated keystrokes using FilterKeys.

  2. Make sure the box before Turn on Filter Keys is un-checked. Then click Apply > OK

  3. Now check on your keyboard and see if this key not working on laptop issue has been sorted.

Fix 4: Reseat your laptop battery

Reseating the laptop battery is another proven effective way as reported by many users to troubleshoot this keys not working on laptop issue. To do so:

  1. Power off your HP laptop and disconnect the charger.
  2. Carefully remove the battery from the back of the laptop. (You might also need to check the manual if you’re unsure how this is done).
  3. Wait for a few seconds.
  4. Recharge your laptop and power it on.
  5. Test the keys on the keyboard and see if keys not working in laptop issue goes away.

If all else fails, then it’s most likely a hardware failure problem which might be better left with professional hands. 

 

There you go – top 4 fixes for your HP keys not working problem. Hope your laptop types as good as new now and feel free to drop us a comment if you have any ideas/tips to share with us. 😉

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