in

Laptop keyboard not working after replacing it. And messes up other keyboards.

Laptop keyboard not working after replacing it. And messes up other keyboards.

Laptop keyboard not working after replacing it. And messes up other keyboards.

Most keys of my laptop (Lenovo W541) keyboard started not to function. Only 3 keys worked (“i”, “tab”, and a third one I forgot). It could have been after I spilled some water on the keyboard from my glass. It makes sense. However, at restart, the wireless keyboard and on-screen keyboard would not work as well (only the same 3 keys work on them!). The on-screen keyboard would show that ctrl is pressed (see image below). That would be for a few minutes (<10) only, after that ctrl becomes unpressed on the on-screen keyboard, both my wireless and on-screen keyboard start to work, and the laptop keyboard still does not work except for those 3 keys. So I can finally enter my password and work with my external keyboard. I cannot reboot or put the laptop on sleep, since everytime the screen with the password shows up I am back to the beginning, with only 3 keys working on all 3 keyboards (laptop, on screen and wireless). I bought a new laptop keyboard and installed it. Same exact problem at restart, only the same 3 keys are working and ctrl is pressed on on-screen keyboard. The only difference: once ctrl becomes unpressed, now 80% of the new laptop keyboard works rather than only 3 (all letters work, some special keys like ctrl, alt, arrows, etc don’t work). Any idea of how to fix this? Is there a physical damage or a software issue? I tried:

  1. Reboot in safe mode and disable all services. Same behaviour
  2. Since you cannot un-install a laptop keyboard, I installed an uncompatible At&t driver (as for here). Maybe I picked a partially compatible driver, funny thing is that it didn’t change anything (laptop keyboard still behaving the same way, with only 3 keys working and ctrl pressed at startup)

Edited by venexiano, Today, 12:50 PM.

WhatsApp Reminding Users to Accept Updated Privacy Policy by May 15 to Continue Using App

WhatsApp May Start Offering Sticker Suggestions to Android, iOS Users

Global Arcade Game App Industry Outlook

Global Arcade Game App Market by Type (Video Games, Pinball Machines, Electro-mechanical Games, Redemption Games, Other), By Application (Android System, iOS System, Window System, Other) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast To 2028