Keyboard Keys Not Working Issue

Get to know more about the various conditions when the keyboard keys fail to work

The keyboards are the imputing components that help the user in entering the options while using the system. The keyboard consists of various keys for the purpose of entering different options. Since the keyboards are hardware components the devices are also supported with the driver software. The keyboards that are connected to the systems sometimes fail to work. The characters that are entered by the user would not appear at the screen or the function would not take place while the user presses the relevant key. The causes of the issues may be damaged keyboard, corrupted driver software, infections on the registry, obstructions that causes the keys from transmitting the signals, existence of some programs, etc.

Discussed below are some tips to fix the issues that stop the keyboard keys from working properly:

  • Check Hardware and Driver Details

  • Perform Better Cleaning Options

  • Alternative Tips

Check Hardware and Driver Details

Open the Control Panel and click on keyboard option at the window. Then inside the keyboard options dialog box, check the status of the keyboard hardware. Verify that the correct keyboard for the Microsoft systems is connected with the system. The driver files for the keyboard also should be verified at the dialog box. Check the functioning of the keyboard hardware driver in Device Manager. Update the driver software if needed. Remove the driver if the existing software is corrupt.

Perform Better Cleaning Options

The use should perform cleaning option for the keyboard as a troubleshooting technique. The cleaning should be done carefully since careless cleaning sometimes results in issues with the keyboards. The user should perform the cleaning action using the tools provided by the keyboard manufacturers. Dirt, dust, hair and other small particles present inside the keys sometimes cause issues. Remove them from the keyboard by pulling out the keys separately.

Alternative Tips

If troubleshooting tips are not effective, reboot the system and load the operating system in safe mode. The issue may be solved if the cause would be any of the programs that are running on the system. The connection between the keyboard and the computer should be verified. The infections that alter the registry contents for the keyboard should be solved carefully if the cause is corrupted registry.

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