After unintentionally dropping or spilling liquid on your laptop, you may have to learn how to disable your laptop's keyboard. If the laptop's keyboard is damaged, you may want to turn it off to prevent accidental keystrokes. Once you've disabled the keyboard, you're free to swap out, clean, or repair the keys as you choose without disrupting your system. Instead of using your laptop's built-in keyboard, you could also utilize an external one.
Wondering if you can disable your laptop's keyboard? The answer is yes. You can either disable your laptop's built-in keyboard permanently or do it temporarily.
If you only want to deactivate your laptop's keyboard until you restart it, the steps are simple. All you need to do is remove the device's drivers using the Device Manager. If you only need a temporary repair or don't mind restarting your laptop, this is a simple and quick way to disable the keyboard.
The steps are as follows:
When you remove a device, you will be prompted for confirmation many times. When selecting any of the suggestions, ensure not to restart your laptop. Restarting the laptop will set the keyboard to its default functions and settings.
It will be a little more difficult to permanently deactivate the keyboard on your laptop. You'll have to disable Windows' ability to reinstall the driver automatically. Otherwise, every time you restart your laptop, the keyboard will come back to life.
To permanently deactivate your keyboard, do the following steps:
All done. When you restart your laptop, it will not automatically reinstall it, and your laptop's built-in keyboard will no longer work.
Your laptop's keyboard is broken. Whenever you press a key, it either lags or gives you the incorrect key input. It might have been due to a variety of factors. For example, you may have dropped it or spilled some liquid on the keyboard. However, you can't get any work done if your laptop keyboard is broken. You may address this problem by using an external keyboard. But how can you install an external keyboard while ensuring that the built-in one does not interfere?
To deactivate the laptop keyboard and use an external keyboard, do any of the following:
It is possible to disable a laptop's built-in keyboard with Windows 10, the newest and finest in the long series of Windows Operating Systems. You can't truly use any computer (even laptops) without a keyboard, hence why you should attach an external keyboard to the laptop before disabling the built-in keyboard.
To disable the internal keyboard on a Windows 10 laptop, do the following:
If you don't see a Disable option in the subsequent context menu, don't worry, there will be an Uninstall option, which you may use to uninstall the drivers for the built-in keyboard rather than merely disabling it. When you do this, a dialog box will appear asking you to accept the operation. Hit OK to confirm and remove the drivers for the built-in keyboard.
Some laptop users prefer to utilize external keyboards. There isn't much you can do about the physical built-in keyboard, but there are ways to deactivate your laptop keyboard:
So, there you have it. tIt doesn't matter whether you've spilled Mountain Dew on your laptop keyboard or if your built-in keyboard is just too small for you. You can temporarily disable the laptop keyboard to fix and get it working again, or you can disable it permanently and use an external one instead.