How do I enable my external keyboard?

Why does my external keyboard not work?

Usually it's because of a driver problem. You should always check for this problem first. Fortunately it's easy to test: simply unplug the keyboard from the USB port and plug in another USB device – like a mouse or an external hard-drive. … If the device you just plugged in does work, then continue to Method 2.

How do I get my laptop to recognize an external keyboard?

My Labtop won't detect my USB keyboard

  1. Unplug (not just turn off) you PC.
  2. Unplug all your USB devices from your PC (and any power supply that is plugged in)
  3. Wait 10 minutes or more.
  4. Plug in your essential USB devices (keyboard, mouse).
  5. Plug in your PC, turn it on.
  6. Pop in the rest of your USB devices.

Jun 28, 2009

Why is my keyboard not connecting to my laptop?

There are a few things you should try out. The first one is to update your keyboard driver. Open Device Manager on your Windows laptop, find the Keyboards option, expand the list, and right-click Standard PS/2 Keyboard, followed by Update driver. … Your laptop keyboard may not be working because of some sort of a virus.

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