Why does my one key not work on my laptop?

Why does my one key not work on my laptop?

One or more keys do not work Dust, dirt, hair, and other debris can fall into the keyboard over time and obstruct a key’s movement or interfere with its circuitry. Try removing the key that isn’t working, and clean the area under and around it.

How do you fix a dead key?

Use a small, flat-blade screwdriver to pry the key off the keyboard. Insert the blade below the key and gently rotate the screwdriver until the key pops off. Once the key is off, you can clean anything around it. To return the key, put it in place and press down.

What causes a dead key?

One reason for a dead key is debris under the key. I had a grain of rice under one key stopping it from working. Clean it out real good. Another reason is that the plastic “spring” assembly has come apart.

How do I fix a broken laptop key or put it back on?

Repairing a Key Clean the area around the key. Clean the grooves beneath the key. Remove the key. Review the carriage for bent or out-of-place parts. Remove the key’s internal parts. Look for and remove any obstructions. Re-insert the key’s carriage and pad. Place the key back in its slot. Press down firmly on the key.

Why is my laptop keypad not working?

Bad Connections. Sometimes the keyboard loses connection with the laptop’s motherboard, and you have a keyboard that either works intermittently or not at all. If you’re an IT pro, removing the outer case and reconnecting the ribbon cable on the bottom of the keyboard should be child’s play.

How do you fix a keyboard that is not working?

Disconnect your standard desktop keyboard, then press down on a key not working. Slip a car key or a flathead screwdriver underneath the key. Twist the screwdriver or car key until the keyboard key pops off. Use a damp cloth, moist cotton swabs or compressed air to remove dust, hair, and food crumbs under the key.

Why is my Desktop keyboard not working?

If other devices will not work with a particular USB port and work on others, it signifies a problem with the port. Try testing the keyboard with another computer if you can. If the keyboard does not work on either computer, the chances are that the keyboard is defective or broken.