Fix: Some Keys on Keyboard Not Working

Aug. 22, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

These days, a user reached us for help: “Some of the keys on my keyboard aren't working. What should I do?”

Some keys on keyboard not working issue isn’t a common computer issue but it still haunts us when it happens. The common situations of this issue are function keys not working and Fn key not working. Some users may also encounter other special keys not working issue like “c” and “v” which play an important role in copy and paste.

If you are also bothered by this issue, don’t worry. This post is written to help you. Below is the tutorial to fix some keys on keyboard not working issue.

If you are suffering function keys not working issue or Fn key not working issue, you can read these post as well:

  • How to Fix Function Keys Not Working in Windows 10

  • How to Fix Fn Key Not Working on Laptop

  • If you encounter the keys on the numeric keypad not working issue, try to press the Num Lock button to fix the issue at first.

    Solution 1. Restart Your Computer

    This solution is easy to operate but sometimes effective. Do as follows:

    Step 1. Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the computer.

    Step 2. Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC power cord.

    Step 3. Press and hold the power button for 60 seconds.

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    Step 4. Plug in the power cord and turn on the computer.

    Now you can try the keys on the keyboard to see if they are working normally.

    If you are using laptop, you can try to shut down the laptop and remove the battery and power cord for a while. Then press and hold the power button for 60 seconds as well. Finally, put the battery back and plug in the power cord to restart the laptop. Many users reported that this method worked.

    Solution 2. Clean the Keyboard to Remove Some Dust

    The dust on your keyboard or around the keys may obstruct the keys’ movement and interfere with their circuitry. In some cases, this method also works for troubleshooting some keys on keyboard not working issue. If restarting the computer doesn’t work, you can try this. Clean the keyboard gaps with compressed air or remove the keys that aren’t working and remove the dust around them.

    Solution 3. Reinstall or Update the Keyboard Driver

    Some keys on keyboard not working issue could be related to the faulty or outdated keyboard driver. In this case, reinstalling or updating the keyboard driver can help you get rid of the issue.

    Read Also:

  • How to Free Download, Update Keyboard/ Mouse Driver for Windows Desktop/Laptop

  • 2 Ways to Update Outdated Drivers in Windows 10

  • To reinstall or update drivers quickly and effectively, Driver Talent can be your best choice. It is a professional driver download utility which will detect the corrupted, outdated and missing drivers on your computer automatically and help you repair, update or download and install them. Click on the button below to download it right now. And the following guide will tell you how to reinstall or update the keyboard driver with Driver Talent.

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    To reinstall the keyboard driver, you need to uninstall it in the Device Manager at first. Then launch the Driver Talent and click the Scan button to perform a full scan on your computer. The Driver Talent will detect the missing of the keyboard driver and will recommend that you should download it. Now you can click the Download button in the right of the keyboard driver to download and reinstall it.

    To update the keyboard driver, take the easy steps below.

    Step 1. Launch the Driver Talent and click the Scan button to perform a full scan on your computer.

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    Step 2. If the keyboard driver is detected as outdated, click the Update button in the right to update it.

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    Hope the solutions above can do you a favor on fixing some keys on keyboard not working issue. If all of them do not work, you’d better contact the manufacturer of your keyboard for further assistance. For more solutions to other computer issues, you can click here or leave comments below to let us know.

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