Some Dell laptops, as well as
other brand names, tend to experience problems
on daily basis. There are problems that you can work on your
own while there are those that require professional
assistance. Keyboard problems can be annoying; hence it is
always important to troubleshoot them before they cause major
damage to your laptop or affect your day to day operations.
There are many problems that affect laptops, but one problem
that causes diverse problems and complications is when the
keyboard is locked and you are not able to perform
any task with the keyboard.
In most cases when the Dell laptop
is locked, nothing works. One problem that may lock your
computer's keyboard is insufficient memory. If your
laptop has lot of viruses and frozen programs this can
also pose a threat to your keyboard. If you accidentally
combine the keys on your dell laptop, you may also lock the
keyboard without knowing. Unlocking your dell laptop keyboard
can be a simple and easy task to tackle but it can also be
challenging and daunting if you dont understand the
troubleshooting procedure that should be employed.
To begin with, if you find out
that the keyboard of your laptop does not respond to any
command then it is most likely locked. This means that the
signals that are generated by the keyboard whenever you press
a key are not reaching the main computer operating system. The
unlocking process is very simple and it is as
Firstly, you should
make sure that the Number Lock or the Function Lock keys on
your laptop are not lit because this can lock
some functions of the keyboard. If they are lit, you
should turn them off.
You should save all open
programs using the mouse. Then you can use the mouse to
restart the laptop if the computer is not frozen. If this
fails, you can turn the laptop off manually. Therefore, if the
problem was lack of memory the keyboard may unlock
If this does not help, you
can shut down your dell laptop using the mouse or power
button, but try to avoid restarting the laptop. Alternatively,
you can unplug the dell laptop from it's power sources which
are the battery and ac adapter.
You can also try unlocking
the keyboard by removing the battery, ac adapter and memory
modules. Press and hold the power button for 20
seconds. Install the memory modules and ac adapter and
turn on the laptop.
Lastly, if you find out
that the Dell laptop keyboard is still locked, you can also
try disconnecting the keyboard. Restart the laptop
and immediately reconnect the keyboard after the system's boot
sequence is initiated. The operating system will recognize and
reinstall the keyboard should be unlocked successfully.
If the problem continues, you will have to solicit a
professional to accurately diagnose the problem. You may
be required to replace the keyboard or, in rare cases, the
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