Sometimes a perfectly normal and working Keyboard can stop working on a Windows Laptop. If this is what you are dealing with, you can try the methods as provided below to Fix the issue of Laptop Keyboard not working in Windows 10.
Laptop Keyboard Not Working in Windows 10
Since your Laptop Keyboard is not working, you can either connect an External USB Keyboard or enable On-screen keyboard on your computer for a temporary period of time.
Once your makeshift or temporary keyboard is ready, you should be able to fix the problem of Laptop Keyboard not working in Windows 10 using one of the following methods.
- Power OFF and Restart
- Use Keyboard Shortcuts
- Disable Filter Keys
- Update Keyboard Driver
- Reinstall Keyboard Device
- Check for Updates
It is recommended that you try out the above methods in the same order as they are provided below.
1. Power OFF and Restart
The problem of Keyboard not working on your Laptop might be related to minor software glitches. Hence, completely Power OFF your Laptop.
Wait for 2 minutes and then Restart your computer.
2. Use Keyboard Shortcuts
Another fix is to rule out the possibility of Laptop keyboard or certain keys on the keyboard being accidentally locked down. Users have reported fixing the keyboard problem by pressing the following key combinations
1. Press Windows + Space Keys on the Keyboard of your computer
2. Locate the Key with Lock Icon on the Keyboard of your Laptop. Depending on the manufacturer of your Laptop, it could be the Escape Key, F10 Key or another key.
3. 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 can sometimes cause problems with certain Keyboards.
1. Right-click on the Start button and then click on the Settings Icon.
2. On the Settings screen, click on Ease of Access.
3. On the next screen, select Keyboard in the left pane and Turn OFF Filter Keys.
Restart your computer and see if the USB Keyboard is now working
4. Update Keyboard Driver
Your Windows Laptop should automatically update device drivers. However, this may not always happen, resulting in device drivers becoming outdated.
1. Right-Click on the Start button and click on Device Manager option.
2. On the Device Manager Screen, right-click on the Keyboard and click on Update Driver option.
3. On the next screen, click on 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.
1. Right-click on the Start button and then click on Device Manager.
2. On the Device Manager screen, right-click on the Keyboard and click on Uninstall device option.
3. After Uninstalling the device, make sure that you Restart your computer.
When your computer Restarts, Windows should automatically reinstall the device back on your computer.
6. Check for Updates
In case the problem of Laptop Keyboard not working in Windows 10 is being experienced by many users, Microsoft is likely to fix the problem via an update. Hence, follow the steps below to see if an update is available.
1. Click on the Start button > Settings Icon > Updates & Security.
2. On the Update and Security screen, click on Windows Update in the side menu and click on Check for Updates button.
3. 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.