Learn why a keyboard may not be working on a laptop

What are the various conditions when a keyboard fails to work on a laptop? Get tips to fix the issue

Keyboard is the primary input device on a computer. Depending on the speed of the user, very large amounts of information can be inputted into a computer with keyboards. Keyboards can be also customized with shortcuts to make working on the system easier and more efficient. Laptops come with a built-in keyboard that makes the device compact and eliminates the need to carry around a separate keyboard. There are some problems that might come up with keyboard on laptops. Some of the common keyboard related issues include some keys not working, keyboard not at all working, keyboard stops responding, lag when typing etc. Such issues would make working with the keyboard very difficult. There are many reasons as to why keyboard on your laptop is not working properly. Some of the common reasons include problems with keyboard drivers, issues with system files associated with keyboard drivers, some other driver conflicting with keyboard driver etc.

Following details will give users more information regarding ways to resolve keyboard not working on laptop issue:

  • Verify system files

  • Check installed drivers

  • Update keyboard driver

Verify system files

The keyboard drivers installed on your laptop is associated with some of the system files on the Operating System. If these system files are having some problems, then issues such as keyboard not working would come up. All laptop users having keyboard not working issue are advised to check the integrity of system files on the OS using sfc/ scannow command and if system files are found damaged, repairing the OS using default OS repair tool and installation disk would solve the issues.

Check installed drivers

There are many components on a laptop and all of them require drivers to function. If drivers installed on the system are not compatible with the keyboard drivers, they would clash with the keyboard drivers and cause issues to come up. Laptop users having keyboard not working issue are advised to check drivers installed on the system and if some drivers are found clashing with the keyboard drivers, they would have to be uninstalled to solve the issues.

Update keyboard driver

Another reason as to why keyboard drivers on your laptop might not be working could be keyboard drivers installed on the system got outdated. If the automatic OS update tool is turned on, then OS would get updated and older keyboard drivers might not be compatible with the Operating System. In such cases, the problem can be resolved by updating the keyboard drivers installed on the system using the device manager.

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