Logitech is perhaps one of the best companies for PC peripherals such as keyboards, mice and webcams, among others. However, as well made as their products are, they do fail at times.
In this article, we’re going over a few fixes you can try if your Logitech keyboard stops working.
Physically inspect the keyboard
The first thing you should do is check the keyboard for any physical damage. Ensure the keyboard is in good shape, that the cable isn’t snipped and that the connector isn’t bent or broken. Trying another USB port is also not a bad idea. You can also try plugging the keyboard into another computer to isolate the issue.
Avoid using any USB hubs
If you’re using a USB hub, the voltage or current fluctuations in it can cause malfunctions with your peripherals. Try to directly connect your keyboard to your PC and check if it’s working alright.
Reinstall the Logitech Software
Sometimes the Logitech software can conflict with the device. Reinstalling the software can help resolve these issues.
Step 1: Press Windows key + X to open the Quick Access menu. Click Apps and Features.
Step 2: Find the Logitech software and click the Uninstall button to remove the software.
Restart your computer and try plugging in the keyboard to check if it works. If it does, you can go ahead and install the software again.
Disable your antivirus
Some antivirus software can also conflict with your keyboard drivers or with the Logitech software. In such cases, disable your antivirus and restart your computer to see if the keyboard works.
Restart the HID service
The HID interaction service can sometimes cause conflicts with USB peripherals.
Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open the Run prompt. Type services.msc and press enter.
Step 2: Find the Human Interface Device Service and right-click it followed by the Restart button.
Now reconnect your keyboard, and it should work just fine.
Reinstall keyboard drivers
Faulty keyboard drivers can also cause a bunch of problems. Here’s how to resolve that.
Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run prompt. Type devmgmt.msc and hit enter.
Step 2: Expand Keyboard, right-click your keyboard and click Uninstall device.
Now restart your PC and reconnect your keyboard. Windows will reinstall the keyboard drivers, and it should work just fine. If it doesn’t, open the Device Manager again but this time, instead of uninstalling the driver, click the Update Driver option.
Disable Filter keys
Sometimes Windows ease of access services can cause problems with hardware peripherals. In the case of a keyboard, try disabling Filter Keys to see if that solves your problem.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Keyboard. Click the corresponding option.
Step 2: Scroll down and make sure the Filter Keys toggle is disabled.
Also read: Why is my Logitech mouse not working?
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