My friend Aritra Sanyal , asked me about his problem with his laptop keyboard. He is not able to work properly with his laptop keyboard and moreover there were some problems with his laptop keys. Some keys were getting pressed without even pressing them. He wanted to connect a keyboard to a laptop, but the previous problem was creating trouble for him as keys from his laptop keyboard were getting pressed without even pressing them. So i thought of writing this post to help all those who may be facing the same problem.
There are actually few ways that can solve this problem :
- You can physically remove the keyboard from your laptop. This will require to remove some screws and some mechanical work. But this is also an option. Many would be thinking that this is not a feasible solution but trust me there would be no issues in removing the laptop keyboard. Just it needs some mechanical work.
- Go to Control Panel–>Click Accessories and check all the check boxes and then click OK. This may also solve the problem.
- A simple way to disable the laptop keyboard (any brand) is to go to the device manager, go to update driver then install an INCOMPATIBLE keyboard driver instead of the standard ps/2 driver then reboot. You will see that after reboot your defective laptop keyboard is no longer functioning thus solving the problem. Hope this helps. The instructions are:
1. Go to Device Manager and select the keyboard driver for your laptop. Right-clic-> Properties
2. Click on the rdiver panel and select the “Update…” button.
3. Here you can choose an incompatible driver (you should unselect the option “Find compatible driver”). The one I have chosen (and the safer) is the “HID Keyboard Device”
4. Restart and that’s it !! Your are done
- To disable a key on your laptop computer, one of the simplest ways is to remap another key to its location. In other words, if you want to disable the “Windows” key, you could remap it so that it performs the same action as the “Shift” key. This would not affect the other two “Shift” keys on your keyboard, but it would make it so that the “Windows” key no longer worked as originally programmed. To easily remap a key on a laptop with a Windows-based operating system, use the Remapkey program included with the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools. These tools work just as well as on other Windows operating systems (such as XP and Vista) as they do on Server 2003.
- Download and install the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools. Once the installation is complete, right-click “Start,” then click “Explore.”
Click “Program Files,” then click “Windows Resource Kits.” Double-click the “Tools” folder.
- Double-click “remapkey.exe” to open the Remapkey tool.
- From the “Base Keyboard” (located on the top of the Remapkey window), select any key other than the one you want to disable. Drag your selected key to the “Remapped Keyboard” (located below the “Base Keyboard”), then drop it on the key you want to disable.
- Click “File,” then click “Save.” Exit the program. Click “OK” when the “OK to Write Registry?” message appears.
- Restart your computer for the changes to take effect. The key should no longer function as originally programmed.