How To Fix Unresponsive Laptop Keyboard Keys?

Many laptop keyboards are more likely to be damaged than the good-old desktop keyboard.

When you try to press a key it does not respond or is unresponsive.

It might be because of some debris stuck in between the keys or sticky substances on the keypad that is preventing them from moving or pressing down.

You can fix your unresponsive keys by cleaning them with cotton swabs and isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol mixed in equal parts.

A soft brush pin would do the trick too but use this gently so as not to cause further damage to the keyboard’s inner machinery.

As for sticky substances if they were water drops then dry them off with a towel immediately until there is no trace left but if these were spillages of some sticky fluid then clean the area with a tissue first and use a brush pin for more complete cleaning.

If you have tried all these methods then the problem might just be due to dust on the contacts that need to be removed using contact cleaner or WD-40 oil on a cotton swab.

If your laptop’s keys are not responding even after trying all these suggestions probably it is time to replace them as they may already be damaged beyond repair after excessive wear and tear.

How Do I Fix Unresponsive Keys On My Laptop Keyboard?

Unresponsive keys on a laptop keyboard can happen if there is something stuck underneath or between your keys preventing them from pressing down and/or popping up when they need to work.

First check to see if there is anything stuck underneath your keys.

Remove your keyboard from the laptop and look under each key for a small piece of paper dried gum or candy or even a needle that could be preventing it from going down.

If you find anything stuck under one of the keys use tweezers to gently lift out what might be beneath the key without damaging the key itself.

Why Are My Laptop Keyboard Keys Not Working?

There are several reasons why your laptop keyboard keys may not be working.

One possibility is that something is stuck between the keys or on the surface of the keypad preventing them from moving or pressing down.

Another reason could be that the contacts on the keyboard are dirty and need to be cleaned.

If none of these solutions work then it is possible that the keyboard keys are damaged and need to be replaced.

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