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[Solved] Laptop Keyboard Won’t Type in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP

There are many famous laptop manufacturers such as Dell, ASUS, Lenovo, HP and Acer. And the built-in keyboard is an important input device for a laptop. But sometimes, you will find your laptop keyboard is not flexible or missed part function.

When you press keys to type something in a text or word, it had a serious delay. And when you type the number, it cannot work. Of course, if you press F2 to adjust the laptop volume, the sound has no change.

So the Laptop Keyboard couldn’t type or some keys couldn’t work is annoying. You can follow the next methods to fix the type error. And if your desktop USB keyboard is stopped working, view this article to solve keyboard out of work in windows 10.

Method 1: Hit Fn Lock Key or Shift Key

For your laptop, there is a key called Fn. Fn is shorthand for Function. You can press Fn and other keys to realize control function.
Such as if you are using Dell laptop or ASUS laptop, the Fn + F2 can open and close the wireless function directly. And the Fn + F11 can turn down the volume. Fn + F12 can turn up the volume. For the volume, you can view this related article of how to solve low sound/volume error for your laptop.


Of course, the Shift controls the Num keys. So if you find the symbol won’t type, try to check if you pressed the Number key + Shift key simultaneously.

So the Fn Lock key and Num Lock key can help to solve some letters cannot type error for your laptop.

Method 2: Turn off Filter Keys Function and Sticky Keys Function

Step 1. Enter Control Panel.

Right-click the Win icon in left bottom and choose Control Panel. Of course, if some of the laptop keys can type, you can type control panel in search box to open control panel.

control panel

Step 2. Choose Ease of Access Center.

ease of access center

Step 3: Choose to make the keyboard easier to use. This can adjust settings for the keyboard.

make the keyboard easier to use

Step 4: Unchecked Turn on Sticky keys and Filter keys.

uncheck turn on filter keys and sticky keys

If you selected to turn on filter key function, when you type something, it will ignore or slow down the brief or repeated keystrokes.

Method 3: Update laptop keyboard drivers

Devices cannot working or had a normal error, the driver issue is a must be considered factor. So try to uninstall and reinstall the keyboard drivers.

If you are running Windows 10 for Dell laptop, you can enter the Dell Driver support to download the Windows 10 keyboard drivers and then following the guideline to install it. Of course, if cannot type anything, only the mouse can use, you can try to use Driver Doctor to help you.

Using Driver Doctor to fix keyboard driver issue is easier. Driver Doctor can help you automatically scan your laptop devices and recommend the latest or right drivers, and then help you install all drivers directly.

scan process


I think the above three ways can help you to solve your problem. Of course, if the laptop device is broken, you need to contact the manufacturers to fix it. Or you can try to use a Mini USB keyboard replaced it.

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