My laptop keyboard is not typing but mouse works fine

NOTE: If you need to type in a password to even get into Windows to do the following, make sure you attached an external keyboard first, to get past the password. Then disconnect the external keyboard and try the following...

1. Uninstall the keyboard driver.
2. Reboot the computer (without reinstalling the driver).
3. When it restarts, it should reinstall the driver on its own.

If this doesn't work, you may wish to try connecting/reconnecting an external keyboard and see if it works fine. If it does, then it could be the keys themselves that are the issue.

You may also want to try updating the Synaptics Driver if the above doesn't help.


Oct 22, 2016
go to control panel, click on hardware and sound, then device and printers, look to see if your keyboard is showing, if it is right click on it and find troubleshooting, click on that and see if it gives you info. If it is not present click on add device and see if you can install your keyboard.

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