Laptops, as with all personal electronics, are destined to suffer wear and wear and tear. Although they’re designed to withstand the stresses of everyday use, things eventually break down. A common laptop keyboard issue many of us encounter is a keyboard problem.

A malfunctioning or damaged keyboard is one of the most frustrating issues to deal with. You could be able to use a broken charge cable but it’s impossible to operate your laptop when you have a keyboard issue!

We’ve put together the keyboard troubleshooting guide. Below are the most frequent laptop keyboard issues, and the solutions you can do to correct the issue…

Keyboard keys are not working

There are times when you’re using one (or many) keys that do not work for any reason. You type something, and the letter doesn’t appear.

Loose keyboard keys

Laptop keys can break loose during use. They might fall off or if they are left fixed, they’ll provide a horrible typing experience.

It is difficult to press keys and the double-typing

Keyboard keys can become stuck or even a simple press could result in several taps across the keyboard. Another issue that many users complain about is keyboard keys that aren’t easy to press.

Keyboard is not responding

If we talk about being”unresponsive,” we mean that it is the case that Caps Lock / Num Lock lights do not work and neither of the keys respond. It could be because of a damaged or loose laptop cable. In certain instances the problem could be traced back to a malfunctioning software.

Tools For Fixing A Laptop Keyboard


It’s not difficult to repair a laptop T430 keyboard so it’s equipped with the proper tools. But, we’d suggest it’s best to give this to a professional if you don’t feel confident.

  1. A credit or debit card as well as a set of plastic pry tools (you can buy them online) will allow you to unlock laptop keyboards. A lot of laptop models from top laptop manufacturers like Dell and Lenovo have keyboards that are opened with a plastic pry tool.
  2. Certain laptops might utilise a different mechanism. In this case you will need a screwdriver handy.
  3. It is also possible to use compressed air to get rid of any food particles and dust. We do not recommend blowers or vacuum cleaners because they can cause static buildup, which can cause damage to some delicate components.

Be aware that when fixing electronic devices, ensure that they are disconnected. If the battery is able to be removed, then take it off. In addition do not stand on surfaces or carpets that create static.

Many keyboard problems on laptops can be traced to software. If you’re having trouble typing on the keyboard, it is an obvious sign of a malfunctioning driver or a software issue. This is what you can do…

  1. Click on the Control Panel and double click on the “Keyboard Applet. You will be able to see several standard settings, like Repeat Delay and Repeat Rate. Be sure that these settings are set according to your personal preferences.
  2. Make sure your OS is up-to-date. Start Windows Update and let it perform its magic. Make sure to restart your laptop following the update even if it already had the latest software, and there was no update. Most software problems usually disappear when you restart the device.
  3. If the keyboard problems persist following an update or reboot, it could be necessary to reinstall the driver for the keyboard. Here’s how to accomplish that…

Then, go to the Control Panel again and then open The Device Manager. There will be a list of all the hardware components on your laptop.

Click to scroll down the list until you see an entry for “Keyboards’. Click that to expand it, and you will be able to see the Lenovo E49 keyboard you have on your device. One is for the laptop keyboard, and other keyboards could be compatible with any wireless or wired keyboards you’ve used.

  1. If it detects updated drivers, allow the installation to be completed, and reboot your computer. If it does not and if your issue persists, return to the same page and click “Uninstall Device”. Start your laptop again and when Windows is up and running again it should recognize the keyboard on your laptop and automatically install it.
  1. Turn off the laptop, turn it upside-down and lightly shake it.
  1. Try tapping the back. It should be able to remove any food debris that may be stuck beneath the keys.
  2. To ensure a thorough cleaning, try using an electronic cleaner to clean your keyboard gently. A can of compressed air can remove all food debris and other debris that could get stuck.

Repairing A Loose Key

Another less significant but frequently reported issue is an unintentionally loose key that is either moving when pressed or is constantly falling off. It is usually fixed by gently placing the key in its place and pressing it. However, the procedure for fixing a damaged key might differ for each laptop.

How To Unlock A Laptop Keyboard For Thorough Fixing The Laptop Cable

In certain instances of malfunction, it is possible to remove the laptop keyboard, whether to wash it thoroughly or fix a damaged or loose cable. In certain laptops, like Dell as well as Lenovo laptops the keyboard is connected to the laptop using tabs made of plastic. The tabs can be deactivated using the use of a pry tool. Then, you need to put the tool onto one side, and then gently release any catch. Repeat the process for the four sides. Be careful because any force that is too strong could cause the tabs of plastic to crack, or even worse could damage the cable for your keyboard.