Windows 8 is a great operating system, but there are some things that don’t work the way they should. For example, the keyboard sometimes stops working. In this post, we’ll tell you why your laptop keyboard may not be working and how to fix it.
One possible reason your laptop keyboard isn’t working is that the drivers aren’t installed properly. If this is the case, you can try to reinstall the drivers. Another possibility is that the keyboard has gone bad and needs to be replaced.
If your laptop keyboard isn’t working, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the problem:
-Try reinstalling the drivers.
-Check if the keyboard is connected properly.
-Try a different keyboard.
-Update your operating system.
Reinstall keyboard driver
incorrectly installed/ corrupted keyboard driver may account for this keypad on laptop not working issue. So we can try reinstalling the driver and see if the keys work properly again.
On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then copy & paste devmgmt.msc into the box and click OK.
Locate and double-click on Keyboards, then right-click on your keyboard and click Uninstall device.
Wait until the uninstall finishes and Restart your computer so that your computer can auto-install the keyboard driver
Type on your laptop keyboard again and see if it works properly
Update Keyboard drivers
Your outdated keyboard driver may very well be another reason responsible for this keys not working in laptop problem if Fix 1 didn’t help with the situation. We might have to update our keyboard driver to the latest version to make sure problems don’t exacerbate.
Update your keyboard driver automatically – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.
Reseat your laptop battery
Reseating the laptop battery is another proven effective way as reported by many users to troubleshoot this laptop keyboard not working issue. To do so:
- Power off your HP laptop and disconnect the charger.
- Carefully remove the battery from the back of the laptop. (You might also need to check the manual if you’re unsure how this is done).
- Wait for a few seconds.
- Recharge your laptop and power it on.
- Test the keys on the keyboard and see if keyboard not working issue goes away.