Sometimes, a perfectly normal and working Laptop Keyboard can stop working. If this is what you are dealing with, you will find below the steps to fix the problem of Laptop Keyboard not working in Windows 10.
Laptop Keyboard Not Working in Windows 10
Since, the Keyboard on your Laptop is not working, you can either use an External USB Keyboard or enable On-screen keyboard on your laptop to troubleshoot the problem.
Once the external keyboard or the on-screen Keyboard is ready, you should be able to fix the problem using any one of the following methods.
1. Power OFF and Restart
The problem of Keyboard not working on your Laptop might be due to minor software glitches. In most cases, this can be fixed by restarting your device.
Shut Down the computer, wait for 60 seconds and Restart your device. You might be pleasantly surprised to see the Keyboard of your Laptop magically back to its normal working condition.
2. Use Keyboard Shortcuts
Sometimes, unknowingly pressing certain key combinations can result in the Keyboard becoming locked out. Users have reported fixing this problem and unlocking the keyboard by pressing the following key combinations
1. Press Windows + Space keys on the keyboard of your computer
2. Press the key with Lock Icon on the keyboard of your Laptop. Depending on the manufacturer, the key with the Lock Icon could be the Escape Key, F10 Key or another key.
3. Press and Hold down the Shift key and press the Lock Icon Key.
3. Disable Filter Keys
The Filter Keys setting in Windows 10 allows the computer to control how it deals with accidental repeated keystrokes. However, this setting is also known to cause problems.
Go to Settings > Ease of Access > select Keyboard in the left-pane. In the right-pane, turn-off Filter Keys option.
Restart your computer and see if the Keyboard is now working.
4. Update Keyboard Driver
The problem could be due to the Keyboard Driver being outdated.
Right-Click on the Start button and select Device Manager option.
On Device Manager Screen, expand the entry for Keyboards > right-click on your Keyboard and select Update Driver option in the contextual menu.
On the next screen, select Search Automatically for updated driver software option.
After installing updated driver, see if the Keyboard is working on your computer.
5. Reinstall Keyboard Device
Another fix is to Uninstall the Keyboard Device and allow Windows 10 to automatically reinstall the device back on your Laptop.
Open Device Manager > expand Keyboards entry > right-click on your Keyboard and select Uninstall device option.
Restart your computer and Windows should automatically reinstall the right driver back on your computer.
6. Check for Updates
Follow the steps below to see if an update is available for your computer.
Go to Settings > Updates & Security > click on Windows Update in the left-pane. In the right-pane, click on Check for Updates button.
Allow Windows to check for available updates and install them onto your computer. In case an update is available, the latest available device drivers will also be installed on your computer.