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Why Does My Laptop Keyboard Not Working? (Here is Why & How To Fix It)

Wondering why is your laptop keyboard not working?  reason though might due to software or hardware problem. so the first thing you need to do is to know exactly what the problem with the keyboard is all about. Is it a hardware issue or software?

Keep reading this short article if you want to know why your laptop keyboard not working or malfunctioning, but not only that, I also show you the easiest way to fix that up by yourself without breaking your bank for extra money to solve it.

it’s easy and the best part of it is the fact that you do it yourself and that is what am going to show in real quick here,  so no extra money to anybody.

Why Does My Laptop Keyboard Not Working?

 The reason why your laptop not working or malfunctioning might be due to a software or hardware problem. For instance  (Windows Update), see windows update don’t always go fully well on some laptops and that is what the side effects are like in some laptops instead of improving the overall performance. So windows update might be the cause, others include:

  • Connector cable  problem
  • Using a wireless keyboard 
  • Keyboard System File Errors
  • Drivers from used other  previously used keyboards
  • Laptop Keyboard might Slow to Respond due to the (Filter Keys being turned On).
  • Slow or unresponsive laptop keyboards might be a result of a faulty driver

How D I Fix Keyboard Not Typing In Windows Laptop.

A laptop without a keyboard is absolutely useless,  so that is why it’s crucial to make it get back to works soon as possible.  Here  best solution  to do justice  to the windows  laptop get back up and running

1.1)  Do You Tried To Restart Your Laptop First?

The first thing you want to do before going moving further to the next other solution is to try simple once, try to restart your laptop and see if you resolve the issue, restarting the laptop might fix the issue,   sometimes without going to further to complicate things.

Switch your laptop back on, and your keyboard should be working again.

 Watch This Tutorial And Fix Your Laptop Keyboard Enjoy <<

 2.2) Do You Turn Off  The FILTER KEYS  On Your Laptop

The keyboard is one of the important components to use your laptop. When the accessibility feature (FILTER KEY ) is turned on,  an important feature that causes the keyboard to ignore brief keystrokes in order to make typing easier for users with hand tremors problems.

That can cause the keyboard malfunction,  ( that is when a keyboard is working but there’s lag or a delay between pressing the keys and your inputs appearing on the screen, it is all fixable, and here is how you do it.

  • To  turn  that  off,  Click  on the START button  at the left down corner, and  then the SETTINGS
How to turn  off  Filter keys  on any laptop  -Why Does My Laptop Keyboard Not Working?
How to turn  off  Filterskeys  on any laptop
  •   Then  Click  EASE OF ACCESS  from the menu
  • Click on  KEYBOARD.
  •  And turn the FILTER KEYS  off.
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How to turn  off  Filter keys  on any laptop

3.3) Have You Tried To Reinstall The Driver Compatible?

Another option to fix  the laptop keyboard not working  or malfunction  issue is to  download  the compatible  keyboard driver  here is how to do  it:

  • Right-click on the START  button and click on DEVICE MANAGER.
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How  to download  the compatible  keyboard driver  for laptop keyboard
  •  Now, Once the Device manager Opens Up, Locate Keyboards.
  •  Double Click on Keyboards to expand it.
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How  to download  the compatible  keyboard driver  for laptop keyboard
  •  Right Click on your Keyboard Driver and then Choose Uninstall Device.
  • Now, Reboot Your PC after reinstalling the drive and wait for Windows to reinstall the best and compatible Keyboard driver that should solve the issue automatically.

4.4) Have You Checked Windows For Keyboard System File Errors?

Sometimes due to software issues, your laptop keyboard might stop working, here is how to fix that, If your laptop keyboard stop working.

The crucial and effective thing to do is run a system file scan, which will scan important  Windows system files for errors, then fix any corruptions if possible.

  How To Check File Errors On Laptop

To do this,

  • Press the WIN key,
  • then enter cmd into the Search box.
  • When Command Prompt appears in the results, right-click it and click (RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR).
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How To check File Errors online laptop
  • In the command prompt, enter the following and wait for the process to complete:  SFC /scannow  

Your laptop should get back up and running again.

5.5) Have You Checked Up The Connector Cable?

How do you check up the Laptop Keyboard Hardware?

To find out what the problem is, once your laptop is booting up, repeatedly press the button that takes you to the BIOS screen.

So, this might also vary between different laptop brands, but it’s usually the Delete, F2, F8, or F12 key. If your laptop boots to Windows, then you’re either pressing the wrong button, or indeed your keyboard isn’t working on a hardware level.

If you are pressing the correct button and your BIOS isn’t booting, then your laptop keyboard likely has a hardware issue.

This could be something as simple as the connector between the keyboard and motherboard has become loose. The connecting cable inside your laptop might also cause malfunction,  however, you’re not may want to open your laptop,  and that is totally fine,  but t then you can consider taking it to a specialist who can help you do justice to that.

Do this At your own Risk Though

If you want to look at the issue yourself, then that is totally fine too, but to at your own risk though.

Use tools to lift the keyboard up and check the connection underneath. Once you can see the tap, connect the keyboard to the motherboard, make sure it’s not loose or broken, let it stay firmly in the slot.

    laptop keyboard connector  -Why Does My Laptop Keyboard Not Working?
laptop keyboard connector

If the ribbon or connector is damaged, then you’ll need to get your laptop repaired for you. If it is just a  loose, then you may have just solved your problem yourself, and bravo.

6.6) Have You Used other keyboards Previously?

Sometimes the drivers from other keyboards you have previously attached can interfere with and automatically disable the laptop keyboard.

So, Uninstalling the Secondary Keyboards will make your laptop keyboard start working again uninstalling all laptop drivers that are not your main keyboard, and your keyboard setup up and running.

How to Uninstall Secondary Keyboard On Laptop

Here is how to uninstall the secondary keyboard on a laptop

  • Go to  Device Manager and click VIEW.
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How to Uninstall Secondary Keyboard On Laptop

Scroll down to keyboards, right-click and uninstall everything about   (HID Keyboard Device), then you are good to go. It’s just some sort of cache that can interfere with and disable the laptop keyboard.

7.7) Are You Using A Wireless Keyboard?

If you have a wireless keyboard then it is possible that your batteries have no power left or maybe your wireless adapter is blocked by something,  you are too far away from the adapter, Ok, the next thing you want to do is to check Batteries and wireless adapter.

What Can You Do? 

So the first thing, you should do is to get the keyboard not too far away from the adapter, then check if the wireless adapter of the keyboard is blocked by something and remove it does.

The next thing you want to do is to change the keyboard batteries and make sure that the keyboard regains its property functional back.

Why Does My Laptop Keyboard Not Working: Conclusions

As you can see, there  are a plethora of reasons why your laptop keyboard would stop working, some of them includes:

  • After Windows Update
  • Laptop Keyboard might Slow to Respond due to the (Filter Keys being turned On).
  •  Slow or unresponsive laptop keyboards might be a result of a faulty driver
  • Connector cable  problem
  • Using a wireless keyboard
  • Keyboard System File Errors

These are reasons why your laptop keyboard misbehaves sometimes and how to fix them by yourself, If your laptop keyboard is not working or there’s lag or any malfunction, these tips will work fine no matter whether it’s a hardware or software issue.

So,  there you get the fix options for this problem here, these will walk for any laptop keyboard.

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