Technology has made our life easier yet complicated simultaneously. Today every phase of our life needs a touch of technology in it. Be it the smartphones we use in our day-to-day life or kitchen appliances our mom’s use, everything needs “Technology”. Many technological tools such as PC’s, Laptops came into the picture and made our work more convenient by helping you use it in your work as per your convenience. That means every advancement in technology has brought us some useful tools to make our work easier!
Also, you can see the threats and complications that technology has brought. Which includes the major problems such as health issues we come across because of technology or the minor issues such as some function failing to work when needed. For example, when you are in a hectic schedule with a bundle of work lying in front of you, your system stops responding or your laptop keyboard stops working properly. They seem to be minor problems for someone, but only you know how it feels to be stuck in the middle of your work right!
So, here we are with some instant solutions to put an end to your worries. Just take a look at these to try them out when struck with work, but your laptop keyboard stops working. Most of the following solutions are quick and easy to try on.
Find the root of the problem:
Firstly, to know what to do with your laptop you should figure out whether the problem is due to a hardware or a software issue.
To know this, you should enter BIOS or UEFI after restarting your laptop. To enter them you need to repeatedly press esc or delete or F2 button. If you can enter the BIOS or UEFI the problem is due to a software issue. And, if you can’t enter them, it is a hardware issue.
In case of hardware issues, you can try the following steps that you may find helpful.
Dirt or dust struck in between the keys:
Due to the convenience of using the laptop anywhere, we over tend to use it by placing it on our bed, sofas or any other convenient places to work peacefully. This makes it easy for dust or dirt to get stuck in between our keyboard keys. So, when such keyboard issues occur make sure to clean the dust in the keyboard using a brush. Also, you can try tapping your laptop upside down, which helps to get rid of any dirt present in the keyboard. Remember to clean your keyboard once in a while, to keep it clean. This will help you not to face any keyboard problems like this in future too!
Battery problems may arise if you overcharge your laptop, which results in over heating of the battery which sometimes results in the bulging of the battery. As the keyboard keys are placed very close to the battery, when the battery’s size increases due to swelling it becomes harder for the keys to work in a proper way. So, if you feel that your battery has something to do with your keyboard, remove the battery immediately and try to charge and restart your laptop using the AC power. Notice if the keyboard works the best without the battery or with the battery. If it works well without the battery, it’s time for a new battery to replace your current battery.
In some cases, motherboard issues may lead to the keyboard keys to stop working properly. This may be caused due to the keyboard getting disconnected with the motherboard. As it is a sensitive issue, it’s better to contact the customer care agents than trying to repair without having complete knowledge on it.
In case of software issues, you can try the following solutions which might help you to fix the problem.
Restarting your laptop may help:
The first and easiest of all methods is trying to restart your laptop. This will help to fix any memory issues occurred in the system by erasing all the short-term memory present in the RAM (Random access memory) in your system. This will help in the better performance of the system and also clear any issues that are the reason for the keyboard issues.
You can either restart your laptop by using your mouse or you can use the start button present in your laptop. After restarting your laptop, you may check if your laptop keyboard issue got resolved. It might work in many cases, in case if this didn’t help you can try the other methods.
Updating the driver:
To update your driver in windows you can search for device manager, where you can see update driver option after expanding the keyboard option and finding Standard PS/2 keyboard option. Then update the driver and repeat the process again after deletion and reinstallation of the driver.
Virus – Antivirus:
If all of this fail, install a software to scan viruses, which might be the reason for the keyboard issue you are facing. If any virus is found, install an antivirus software and try to eradicate any virus that is causing you the problem.
A Final word:
If all the above solutions fail, it is better to contact the customer care agents who will name and resolve your problem as soon as possible. Placing your laptop on a chair instead of bed or sofa will also help to prevent any dirt or dust from getting struck in between the keyboard keys and causing keyboard issues. After you complete your work, cleaning your laptop thoroughly and keeping it in a closed, tidy area might also help in preventing such issues from happening!