Owners of Acer Aspire notebooks may face the annoying problem that their keyboard suddenly stops working. Various Acer Internet communities are talking about this issue, including on the official forum.
But instead of visiting these sites for a solution, we’ll walk you through five troubleshooting steps to help you when your Acer keyboard isn’t working. This way, you can fix the problem before you decide to throw your laptop away.
Disable filtering keys
Filter keys may be one reason. This feature allows the keyboard to ignore repetitive or short presses. This feature is useful for people with an involuntary tendency to repeat keystrokes, but if this is not the case for you, you need to disable this feature.
- Press the Windows key and launch Settings.
- Select “Ease of Access” from the options.
- There go to the “Interaction” section and select “Keyboard”.
- Find the Use Filter Keys section. Then turn them off.
Keyboard driver update
If you’re using an outdated keyboard driver, it shouldn’t surprise you that the keyboard will stop working over time. So a simple solution is to update them.
- To start updates, press the Windows key and launch Device Manager.
- Expand Keyboards here.
- Select a device. Right click to open the menu. There select Update driver.
- You can also do this with Driver Easy Just download it from the website and install.
- Click Install Now and wait for the installation to complete. Then run the program.
- Let it scan first. This will force the program to analyze your keyboard. Performing a scan is important to know if you are using the correct keyboard driver. If yours is wrong, the program will uninstall the keyboard driver. Remember that even if you have the latest driver, the wrong keyboard driver can also be the reason for the lack of keyboard response.
- Then click the Refresh button. This will automatically update your keyboard drivers.
Use a puncture reset
The problematic keyboard could also be caused by something on your system. So the way to fix it is to reset it.
- Find the pinhole reset button on your Acer laptop. On the S13 Core i7, it comes with a picture of what appears to be a battery from a stand. For other Acer Aspire devices, you can find it elsewhere.
- Not every model is designed with point relief. So if it’s not there, don’t worry about it. But if you see it there, click this button. Then hold it for about 5 seconds.
- Pressing this button will start resetting the internal battery.
Restart the laptop
Restarting your laptop is another easy solution to the problem.
- To start the process, simply press and hold the laptop’s power button. Do not let go of the laptop until it turns off completely.
- Then unplug the power cord and remove the battery.
- Leave the laptop like this for about five seconds. Then reconnect the laptop power cable and return its battery.
- Now turn on your laptop.
Check for hardware problems
It is also possible that a hardware problem is causing the keyboard to suddenly stop working. But this problem can be solved with caution.
Just remove the cover from the laptop. Then adjust the screws on your laptop with a screwdriver. If you don’t think you are good at this, it is recommended that you bring in an expert.
Let them know about the problem. Tell them that they also need to thoroughly check for hardware problems.