Unlock the potential of your Toshiba laptop once again as we uncover the perfect solution to fix the frustrating issue of a non-responsive keyboard.
Re-enable or restart your Toshiba laptop keyboard
If your Toshiba laptop keyboard is not working, there are a few methods you can try to fix it. First, check if the keyboard driver is causing the issue. Open Device Manager and expand the “Keyboards” category. Right-click on the keyboard driver and select “Update driver.” Alternatively, you can visit Toshiba’s website and download the latest keyboard driver for your specific model.
If updating the driver doesn’t solve the problem, try restarting your laptop. Press and hold the power button until the laptop turns off. Then, disconnect the power cable and remove the battery (if possible). Wait for a few minutes, reinsert the battery, connect the power cable, and turn on the laptop.
If the issue persists, you can also try using Driver Easy, a software that automatically detects and updates drivers. Install Driver Easy and run a scan. If it finds any outdated or incompatible drivers, click “Update All” to fix the problem.
Another solution is to check the keyboard settings. Open the Control Panel and search for “Keyboard.” Click on “Keyboard” in the results and go to the “Hardware” tab. Select your keyboard from the list and click “Properties.” Make sure the device status is “This device is working properly.” If not, click “Troubleshoot” to fix any issues.
In some cases, the problem may be with the hardware itself. Try cleaning the keyboard with an air duster to remove any debris that may be causing the keys to stick. If a specific key is not working, you can also try replacing it.
Uninstall and update your keyboard driver
Uninstall and Update Your Keyboard Driver
If your Toshiba laptop keyboard is not working, there might be an issue with the keyboard driver. Here’s how you can uninstall and update it:
1. Open the Device Manager by pressing the Windows key + X and selecting “Device Manager” from the menu.
2. Expand the “Keyboards” category and locate your keyboard driver (it might be listed as “HID Keyboard Device”).
3. Right-click on the keyboard driver and select “Uninstall device”. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation.
4. To update the driver, visit the Toshiba website and navigate to the support page for your specific laptop model (e.g., Satellite C655-S5125).
5. Look for the “Drivers” section and download the latest version of the keyboard driver.
6. Once downloaded, open the driver file and follow the on-screen instructions to install it.
7. After the installation is complete, restart your laptop and check if the keyboard is working.
Note: If these steps don’t resolve the issue, you might need to consider other solutions such as a keyboard replacement or contacting Toshiba support for further assistance.
Modify keyboard settings and check for updated Windows version
To modify keyboard settings and check for updated Windows version on your Toshiba laptop, follow these steps:
1. Open the Control Panel by clicking the Start button and typing “Control Panel” in the search bar.
2. Click on “Keyboard” or “Hardware and Sound” and then “Keyboard” under the Devices and Printers section.
3. In the Keyboard Properties window, go to the “Driver” tab and click on “Update Driver.”
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to update the driver for your keyboard.
5. To check for Windows updates, click on the Start button, then go to “Settings” and click on “Update & Security.”
6. Click on “Windows Update” and then click on “Check for updates.”
7. If any updates are available, click on “Install now” to update your Windows version.
Note: If these methods don’t fix the issue, you may need to consider keyboard replacement or contacting Toshiba support for further assistance.
Clean your keyboard with a compressed air duster
Clean your Toshiba laptop keyboard by using a compressed air duster. This method can fix the issue of keys not working for some reason.
First, turn off your laptop and disconnect it from any power source. Then, locate the direction arrow keys on your keyboard.
Hold the compressed air duster upright and spray short bursts of air between the keys. Pay extra attention to any keys that are not working.
Make sure to cover the entire keyboard, including the function keys, spacebar, and number keys.
After cleaning, wait for a few minutes to let the keyboard dry completely. Then, reconnect your laptop to the power source and turn it on.
If the issue persists, consider updating your device drivers. Open the Start menu and search for “Device Manager”. Click on the “Human Interface Devices” icon and locate your keyboard. Right-click on it and select “Update driver”. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the driver update.
If none of these solutions work, it may be necessary to seek further technical assistance.
Perform power drain and check battery type (removable or non-removable)
To perform a power drain and check the battery type on your Toshiba laptop keyboard, follow these steps:
1. Turn off your laptop and unplug it from any power source.
2. If your laptop has a removable battery, remove the battery from the back of your laptop. If it’s a non-removable battery, skip this step.
3. Press and hold the power button on your laptop for 15-20 seconds. This will drain any remaining power from your laptop.
4. Reinsert the battery if you removed it earlier.
5. Plug your laptop back in and turn it on.
6. Check if the keyboard is now working properly. If not, try the next troubleshooting method in the article.
Performing a power drain and checking the battery type can help resolve keyboard issues on your Toshiba laptop.
Run Windows troubleshooter and consider reinstalling the keyboard device
If your Toshiba laptop keyboard is not working, you can try running the Windows troubleshooter and reinstalling the keyboard device.
First, open the Start menu and search for “troubleshoot.” Select “Troubleshoot settings” from the results.
In the Troubleshoot settings window, scroll down and click on “Keyboard.”
Click on “Run the troubleshooter” and follow the on-screen instructions to diagnose and fix any issues with your keyboard.
If the troubleshooter doesn’t resolve the problem, you can reinstall the keyboard device.
Press the Windows key + X and select “Device Manager” from the menu.
Expand the “Keyboards” category, right-click on your keyboard device, and select “Uninstall device.”
Restart your laptop, and Windows will automatically reinstall the keyboard device.
Hopefully, this will fix the issue and get your Toshiba laptop keyboard working again.