Problems are inevitable, and laptop keyboard problems are not exempted. But there are some simple practices that can help limit the number of problems that you can encounter with your laptop keyboard.
This problems can be prevented because in most cases, they are caused by our carelessness.
The most common keyboard problem you will encounter with your laptop keyboard is some keys not work or some keys becoming hard to press. And in most cases, this problems are caused by spilling of liquid substance on the keyboard, dusts clustering inside the keyboard or some tiny solid particles entering into the keyboard panel.
Here are some simple practices that can help prevent this laptop keyboard problems:
1. Avoid going to you laptop with foods such as snacks. While this may sound so elementary, it worth pointing out because most times, we do make this mistake. Some times unconsciously. You are eating your biscuit with one hand and your are operating your laptop with the other hand. Some particles of the food can fall into the keyboard panel without you noticing it. The best practice is to finish what ever you are eating and clean your hands before returning to your PC.
2. Occasionally clean your laptop keyboard. A simple way to remove dirt from you keyboard is to turn your laptop upside down while it is open, with the keyboard facing the ground and run your fingers across the keys. This will shack off any particle that may have entered the keyboard panel that is causing it to freeze.
3. Protect your laptop keyboard with a laptop keyboard protector. A laptop keyboard protector is just a transparent rubber pad that your can place on your laptop keyboard to prevent dirt from entering the keyboard panel.
A laptop keyboard protector can help prevent particles from accidentally entering your laptop keyboard. You can get one here.
Takeaway: How to solve keyboard problems
Prevention they say is better than cure. However, if you weren’t able to prevent the problem, here are some common keyboard problems and their possible solutions.
#1. If your are facing the problem of seeing something else on the screen when you type something else, like for instance you type “m” and instead of m “7” is displayed, you can attempt to solve the problem by pressing “Fn” key (close to the windows key) + “Num Lock” key or the “Fn” key + the “Ins” key.
#2. If you are experiencing the problem of some keys not working, here are some possible solutions:
The problem could be a motherboard problem. If this is the case, a motherboard reset normally fix the problem. To do a motherboard reset, simply remove the battery of your laptop and hold the power button for 60 seconds and then insert the battery back and power on.
If you started experiencing this problem after installing an app, a simple system restore on uninstalling the app should solve the problem.
The problem could be because of dirt on that key panel and you can attempt to solve this problem by removing the key and cleaning it’s panel.
For how to remove individual laptop keys, watch this YouTube video.
#3. If the whole keyboard is not working, the problem could either be a connector problem or the keyboard is damaged. If it is the former, gently open the keyboard case and properly fix the connector to the motherboard, or contact a laptop repairer to help you do this.
Feel free to drop your laptop keyboard problem below using the comment box if the above solutions didn’t work for you let me see how I can help you.