Tips to Keep Your Laptop Keyboard Working

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If you have never experienced a broken keyboard then you should consider yourself lucky.

Imagine your keyboard cutting out in the middle of writing up a report for work or an essay for school. There are only a few things you can do to fix this so we have mustered up some tips to help you in case you do find yourself in with a broken keyboard.

Check for Crumbs
Crumbs can often be the reason a certain key has stopped working on your keyboard. Shaking your keyboard upside down can often remove these pesky crumbs. If this fails blowing, using a cotton swab, or using a lightly damp cloth will usually get the job done.

Restart your Computer
Honestly, restarting your computer seems to be the remedy for many computer problems, so by giving this a go you may find that your keyboard is not actually broken, it just needed a little refreshing.

Driver Problems
This problem crops up if you install third-party software often and/or you turn your machine off all the time without using the Shut Down command.
Check the Device Manager on your laptop. If the keyboard line item has a yellow exclamation point next to it or if the keyboard icon doesn’t show up at all, then you should try to get to your laptop maker’s download page, then download and install the latest drivers for the keyboard. You may have to hook up a USB keyboard to navigate text entry fields, but after you find the correct file it should be a quick download and fix.

Connecting via USB
If you don’t have time to get your keyboard fixed but you need to get your report done by the morning, then hooking up an external keyboard via USB is probably your fastest solution if the above don’ work. External keyboards vary in price but cheap and reliable ones are not hard to come by. Come by our store for USB keyboards from $9.99.

Bad Connections
Sometimes the laptop’s keyboard loses its connection with the motherboard after a jolt or two. If you’re not comfortable disassembling your laptop then taking it into a service repair shop like us here will be your best and safest option.

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If you need any help in figuring out how to fix your laptops keyboard then feel free to call us today on 09 4448823 or send us an email at and we can discuss the matter to ensure you stay safe.

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