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2019/05/22 01:44
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This just started. Not sure if an update was done to cause this. I am having to use my on-screen keyboard. I have tried uninstalling drivers and reinstalling and that didn't help.
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Lokesh Yadav
2019/05/25 00:09

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Hi jennifer,

For various reasons, keyboards on both laptops and desktops may suddenly stop functioning properly. This is not a common problem, but when it happens, either some or all keys stop working (depending on the situation), or features of the keyboard such as backlighting may not work.

The first thing you can do is, try to find if some keys or keyboard has broken physically somewhere. If there is a physical impact, there is nothing much you can do. You need to carry this laptop to the service center.

Take a brush and start cleaning the keyboard. Make sure you remove all the dust, and the keyboard is crisp and clean. You can use a laptop cleaning kit, or you may use an old toothbrush. Keep your brush dry and gently clean off your keyboard.

Another thing you can do to make sure the keyboard works when you have accessed the BIOS menu. Restart the computer and while it is booting up, hit the keys (usually Esc or Del) to open the BIOS menu. If you were able to open the BIOS menu and use the arrow keys to navigate, then we can assume the problem is with the software part and not the hardware part.

Please follow below steps to resolve this issue.

1. Check for Crumbs
If you have a keyboard vacuum or a can of compressed air, give the nooks and crannies of your keyboard a quick cleaning. Hold your laptop upside down or at the very least at a 45- to 75-degree angle from horizontal and give the laptop a good shake.

2. Reboot laptop
If you can't use the trackpad or mouse to reboot the laptop, just hold down the power button for about 10-15 seconds to turn the PC off. If that doesn't fix the problem, try one of the solutions below.

3. Battery Check
Sometimes you have to take that "have you tried turning it off and on again" advice to the extreme. Shut down the laptop, remove the battery, wait a minute or so, replace the battery, and boot up the laptop.

4. Driver Problems
This problem crops up if you install third-party software often and/or you turn your machine off all the time without using the Shut Down command.
Check the Device Manager on your laptop. If the keyboard line item has a yellow exclamation point next to it or if the keyboard icon doesn't show up at all, go to your laptop manufacturer's download page and install the latest drivers for the keyboard. You may have to hook up a USB keyboard (see below) to navigate text entry fields, but after you find the correct file it should be a quick download and fix.
Now it is time to reinstall the keyboard drivers. You can temporarily enable the on-screen keyboard or connect an external keyboard if you are not comfortable without a keyboard.

Now to update the driver, open DeviceManager from the WinX Menu. Now under ‘Keyboards’, you will find your laptop’s keyboard. Right click on it and select ‘Uninstall’. If you are not sure about your laptop’s keyboard, you can uninstall all the keyboards.
Laptop keyboard not workingRestart your computer and check if you see its driver installing automatically. If not, again open Devices Manager, right-click on Keyboards and select Scan for hardware changes to install it.
After the driver is installed, check if the keyboard starts working.

If you believe that some external software or you might have changed the keyboard settings and made it unusable. You can reset keyboard settings back to default.

5. If you notice a short lag from the time you press a key and a character is displayed on the screen, then you need to disable Filter keys. What Filter keys do is basically ignores repeated keystrokes to make typing easier for people with hand tremors. But it can cause problems sometimes for normal or fast typing speed. To disable filter keys, go to Settings and then Ease of Access. Select keyboard from the left menu and find an option to disable filter keys. This might solve your problem.



6. Defective Keyboard
If you're still in your warranty period or have an extended warranty, then try your laptop manufacturer's tech support line. If they determine you're using a defective keyboard, you should be able to get it replaced at a service depot without too much hassle.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Lokesh
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2019/05/24 08:48

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I think your keyboard is broken, you wedge it to the store to fix it.
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Linda Rose
2019/05/23 01:57

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Your theme is great and useful to me...thanks
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