Hesitant to buy a replacement battery given the machine is already four years old and may just continue to deteriorate. If they determine you're using a defective keyboard, you should be able to get it replaced at a service depot without too much hassle. Program or driver interference If you're using Microsoft Windows, try rebooting your computer and to make sure no extra programs are running. I have to hit it repeatedly to get it to work. It will try to do repair if any found.
Once I get a new keyboard, I can take apart this old one and experiment on it. Or any additional questions that I can answer. Before putting this piece of junk in the garbage I decided to spend some time and take a look at the problem myself. I have a similar problem with the keyboard of an Inspiron 11 3147 model. Seemingly randomly, my keyboard will stop responding to what I type, and my touchpad completely stops as well no, I did not accidentally click to disable it. This happens absolutely randomly, and after a bunch of times, both the keyboard and the mouse completely stops working.
I end up having to use the touch keyboard, and I don't like to. Fix 2: Roll back your keyboard driver to an earlier version 1 Press the Windows logo key + X key together to open quick-access menu. I am not sure if it is worth the time and effort. Because the case may be closed few days later. Boot into a linux livecd start up a terminal, and install evtest - most modern distros have it. It always crashes at some point after I log in so it's never prevented me from typing in my password to log in or anything. Omg, adding that I'm having the exact same experience: Spring 2011 MacBook Pro, and my t, y, u, i, and o keys work only sporadically.
After some time they function sometimes not at all. You should always check for this problem first. I'm typing with an external bluetooth keyboard now. My name is Kristina, and I've been having a lot of issues with my built in keyboard. All I can use is the on screen touch keyboard.
They got my money this time, but had better enjoy it because it was an expensive lesson learned on my part. Were you saying that after you did the reset, it worked for a while and then the problem happened again? The laptop was 14 months old, just out of warranty, when we noticed the issue. Reseat 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. Anyone have any idea whats going on here? It probably took a while for them to recognize the problem but once they did they should have stepped up to the plate and made it right. Defective Keyboard If you're still in your warranty period, try your laptop manufacturer's tech support line. Roll back its driver to an earlier version or do a clean install for its driver helps many users fix the issue.
Did you try different keyboard or mice? Figuring this out can save you a lot of time later on. I've had a similar problem for a while, too. If one or two keys are stuck because of soda spillage, pop the offending key cap off the keyboard and try to clean as much dried liquid from the key switch as possible. I checked the driver menu and it told me everything was running just fine. I'm facing an unusual problem , three keys on my laptop keyboard e , d , 3 start and stop working at random.
This is a hardware problem and Windows is not capable of compensating for defective hardware. The problem's recurred for the last 8ish weeks -- enough time for me to notice that this seems to happen during the same periods when my laptop starts to easily overheat. Now both d and e are equally unresponsive and '3' which was working flawlessly is now getting rusted; it has become my new d ie - if e or d stop working I repeated tap 3 so I can get all three of them to work. Although I should mention that it was one of those very old keyboards, and not these modern ones. Do a clean install for your keyboard driver If unluckily, rolling back your keyboard driver still cannot save your spacebar back to work, then do a clean install for it.
Hi, Please do try these troubleshooting steps that may help. So you can see from the amount of corrosion, it doesn't take much to cause a failure. Update: I've learned that when the keys stop working, if I press shift they type the alternate! Tip You can also try blowing away any debris in the spaces between your keys using a can of. You're looking at it from back to front. It seems to happen more often while I'm playing games but that's mostly what I do so not sure if that has anything to do with it :p. So I was using it with a BlueTooth keyboard. How can I stop this or see whats causing it? I then took the problem mouse and plugged it into another computer in my house, and the same problems occurred on that computer.
Best regards, Carl Fan Please remember to mark the replies as an answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. The other person who had this issue that I found gave me the idea of holding down the keys and hitting x, since he did it and had the same results. Unfortunately the keyboard module cannot be repaired without completely taking it apart but then it will be much easier to just replace it with a new one instead of repairing it. I haven't spilled any liquids on the keyboard, and I know nobody else has either because I always put this laptop in a vault when I'm out privacy is a problem here. On the third day I restarted after uninstalling keyboard drivers, Windows automatically reinstalled when it came back on and it worked the rest of the day.
This problem just developed over the past few days. There seems to be a lot of people with this same problem, I hope there is a fix I am overlooking. Or maybe a whole section of keys is taking forever to respond. Nothing spilled on the keyboard. Everything else is still working, such as any music playing, and the internet. If after making sure the Sticky Keys feature is disabled, you still cannot use your spacebar, try other methods below. We love getting feedback and hearing about your experiences with your products.