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How to troubleshoot keyboard issues?

Wireless Keyboard:
If only some of the keys don't work skip to the section Some Keys Don't Work below.

  1. Resynchronize the keyboard. Press the connect button on the keyboard for 5 seconds. Then press the connect button on the receiver for 5 seconds
  2. Change the batteries.
  3. Try reseating the receiver if possible.
  4. Try positioning the keyboard closer to the receiver.
  5. Skip to the section Generic Troubleshooting below.
Some Keys Don't Work:
  1. Check if any of the num lock key, shift lock key, etc are causing the issue. This is especially prevalent on laptops which don't have a distinct numeric keypad.
  2. If it's only the multimedia or hotkeys that don't work then try installing the specialized multimedia keyboard software that came with the system/keyboard.
  3. Try reseating the keyboard and rebooting.
  4. Go into Accessibility Options in Control Panel and check that Sticky Keys, Filter Keys and Toggle Keys are all switched off.
  5. Check if the problem occurs in the BIOS. A good screen to test with is the create BIOS password screen if the keys don't work here then a new keyboard is in order.
  6. Continue on to Generic Troubleshooting.
No Keys Work:
  1. Try reseating the keyboard and rebooting.
  2. Try power draining the system. This can be particularly effecitive with a laptop.
  3. If this is USB try a different port.
  4. Try entering BIOS - if you cannot get into BIOS then the keyboard probably needs to be replaced.
  5. Go on to Generic Troubleshooting below.
Generic Troubleshooting:
  1. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the keyboard driver and reboot
  2. Try system restore back to before the problem occurred
  3. Check for malware or 3rd party software that may be interfering with the function of the keyboard.

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four keys in Belkin wireless keyboard are not working


If only specific keys are not working, something is obstructing those keys\' pickups which are located immediately beneath the keys. This is almost always caused by food debris or liquid spillage as dust doesn\'t provide particles big enough to cause issues.

If those four keys feel "funny" when being pressed, it\'s almost certainly a physical obstruction. If they feel "sticky" it\'s always a liquid spill. If you don\'t recall spilling anything over the keyboard, use a can of compressed air (found at office supply stores).



Turn the keyboard long side up, with the keys leaning slightly downward. Place the air nozzle close to the intersections of the keyboard, starting at one side and work your way to the other side, using short bursts of air. Repeat for every row of keys. Pay special attention to the four that do not currently work.

You\'ll probably see lots of junk fall out of the keyboard. That\'s good, if so--I would then retest the keyboard (no need to reboot the computer). That should fix it--if not, you may have to resort to pulling off the keys that don\'t work. The next possibility would be broken key hinges, but that\'s beyond the scope of this reply.



For liquids, cleaning is hit or miss. If left long enough, liquids will eat away at the circuits, or provide a short circuit and kill the component. Since only four keys are affected, I\'m really leaning towards food debris, but if you did spill a liquid, you can disassemble the keyboard and clean up any residue under and around the keys. Probably best to use rubbing alcohol and a q-tip for that--but if you\'re not comfortable taking stuff like this apart, it might be time for a new keyboard, or find a handy friend. Good luck!

Apr 07, 2014 | Belkin Wireless Keyboard/Optical Mouse...

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ti89 responds to resets but nothing else


If the calculator is several years old it may be showing its age.
There is a connection point between the keyboard and the display
that over time loses its efficiency. Try this: press a number key
and at the same time apply pressure with your thumb or index
finger to the region of the calculator just below the display.
If you press hard, the number may just show up in the display.
This is a test for the tightness (or electrical efficiency) of the
keyboard-to-display connections.
Another way to make this test is to twist the calculator while
you depress a number key.
Sometimes the effect is such that the keys on one side or the
other work, or don't work, and the keys in the middle don't work
or work okay. By twisting (don't break it!) the calculator body
while you press the keys will show the weakness of the
connector between the display and the keyboard.
This can be repaired by a good electronic technician if you
explain to him what I just told you.

Aug 29, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

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turn on wireless


To turn the wireless on on your laptop:

1. Click on Start. Type Mobility in the Search box. Hit the enter key.

2. In the Search results under Programs you will see Windows Mobility Center. Click on it to open it.

3. You will see a button under "Turn Wireless On"

4. Click on it to enable your wireless.

Another way using a keyboard shortcut: Press the fn and F2 keys at the same time.

I hope this helps you-Thanks for using Fix Ya.

May 02, 2011 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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my logitech wireless keyboard won't type. i


go to logitech support, download setpoint software and follow instructions on setting secure connection. i just did it with mine and keyboard got fixed. your symptoms should be that the qwerty keys dont work but the multimedia, clock and function keys are working. the setpoint software will take care of that.

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