Windows 10: External keyboard has stopped working

Discus and support External keyboard has stopped working in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have an external keyboard and mouse 850 that were purchased at the same time. Both have worked without any problems until today when the keyboard... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Alison Hobson, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. External keyboard has stopped working


    I have an external keyboard and mouse 850 that were purchased at the same time. Both have worked without any problems until today when the keyboard has stopped working. I have tried replacing the batteries but the keyboard is still failing to work. The mouse is working without any issues.

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    Alison Hobson, Sep 15, 2020
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  2. External Mouse and Volume Keys on External Keyboard Stopped Working


    I've been using an external mouse and keyboard with my laptop for a while now. A few days ago, the mouse stopped working. It's a wired mouse and the red light comes on when it's plugged in. At the same time, the top row of keys on my wired keyboard stopped working (the volume controls, mail button, home, customizable buttons, etc.). When I plug the mouse in, it appears under Other Devices in the Device Manager, listed twice as a USB Input Device. When I try to update the driver automatically, it says Windows was unable to. The mouse doesn't work in safe mode. I tried a wireless mouse as well and it doesn't work either. My external keyboard shows up under keyboards as an HID Keyboard Device and Windows says the best drivers for my device are already installed. I've tried all three USB ports and the mouse works on another computer. The built-in keyboard and touch pad on my laptop still work fine. What else can I do? Thanks in advance.
     
    purplewalrus, Sep 15, 2020
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  3. Nafis F. Win User
    Keyboard Stops Working!!!

    Hello!

    Thank you for your help, tried your method, but still the external keyboard stops working after I wake the laptop up from sleep.

    Note: The external mouse always works, only the keyboard stops working.

    Thank you again! Please let me know if you have any other suggestions!!
     
    Nafis F., Sep 15, 2020
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  4. Pavan_N Win User

    External keyboard has stopped working

    keyboard stopped working

    Hi Zunair,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft community.

    1. What update are you referring to?

    I suggest you to pug in external keyboard and check if it works.

    Let’s troubleshoot the issue by referring to these methods and check the issue status:

    Method 1:

    Refer to the link to run the troubleshooter:

    Windows has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with Hardware and Devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with your Devices.

    Refer these steps:

    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel.
    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons.
    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel.
    • Run the Hardware and Devices.

    Method 2:

    Let’s try updating the driver for the mouse and keyboard and verify the results. Follow the steps:

    a) Press Windows and X key together and select Device Manager.

    b) Locate the Key board device icon. Right click on the driver icon.

    c) Select Update driver software.

    c) Select "browse my computer for a driver software".

    d) Select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”.

    e) Select the driver option according your device model and installed.

    f) If this does not work, follow the steps from ‘a’ to ‘c’ and select “Search automatically for the updated driver”.

    g) Choose the same steps to update the driver for keyboard as well.

    Check if it resolves the issue. If not, I would suggest you to download and install the latest available drivers for the keyboard from manufacturer website of the laptop. If the issue still persists, install the driver in Windows Compatibility mode and check
    if that helps.

    Method 3: Compatibility mode

    Follow the steps below on how to install driver in compatibility mode:

    1. Download the driver from the manufacturer’s website and save it on your local disk.

    2. Right click on the setup file of the driver and select “Properties”.

    3. Select “Compatibility” Tab.

    4. Place a check mark next to “Run this program in Compatibility mode” and select operating system from the drop down list.

    5. Let the driver install and then check the functionality.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to

    help.


    Thanks.
     
    Pavan_N, Sep 15, 2020
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