In this post you are going to learn How to Unlock the Keyboard on a Laptop. Its not surprising any more that a Laptops keyboard may become locked, this might happen for a variety of reasons. There two types of keyboard, this can be an external keyboard for a desktop computer or an internally housed for a laptop keyboard. A Keyboard can be locked for example


  • If The number lock key is accidentally switched on, for this the solution might be to ensure the computer is restarted.And on a Desktop a problem might arise if the keyboard cable is loose from the laptop’s cable socket.t
  • At times the keyboard may be altogether faulty and require replacement. None of these potential cases require a skilled hand or a large set of tools. The only tool or device necessary for keyboard repair in this instance is a Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Examine your keyboard to ensure “Number Lock” key is not activated. This activation is indicated by the key being lit up. If the key is activated, press it to deactivate the lock. The number lock key will deactivate an entire segment of your keyboard otherwise.

How to Unlock the Keyboard

  • When you reach the Windows 10 login screen, use your mouse to click the “Ease of Access” button in the lower right corner of the screen, and then click On-Screen Keyboard in the pop-up menu.
  • After the On-Screen Keyboard opens, all you need to do is click in the Password box, then click the correct letters or numbers on the On-Screen Keyboard to enter your password.
  • When you’re finished, click the right arrow button right next to the Password box, and you will log in to Windows 10 normally. Once you are logged in, you will be able to correct what’s wrong with your keyboard and then fix it.
  • If the On-Screen Keyboard is also not working, then an external keyboard is the second option to unlock your laptop. Turn off your laptop first, then plug a USB keyboard into one of your laptop’s USB ports. Turn on your laptop and then it should allow the external keyboard to do the work needed.
  • Check your keyboard cable if you are using a laptop. Remove all the screws on the bottom of the laptop using a Phillips head screwdriver. Flip the laptop back over. Carefully free the keyboard from the laptop’s housing, as it will now be loose. Pull it up slightly to reveal the cable running from the bottom of the keyboard down to the laptop’s base, where it connects via the keyboard cable socket. If the cable is not in this socket, this is your problem. Lift up one side of the socket gently, then slide the keyboard cable back in. Push down firmly on the socket to lock it back in place.
  • Power down the laptop, disconnect the power cord from the power source and flip the unit over to access the battery release mechanism on its underside. Slide this mechanism to remove the battery, then replace it and test the keyboard.
  • Restart your computer if the number lock key is not the issue. Disconnect your keyboard from the computer if your are using an external keyboard connected to a desktop machine. Reconnect the keyboard and test its keys. Remove the battery from your computer if you are using a laptop.
  • Remove your keyboard for replacement if none of these troubleshooting attempts work. With an external keyboard, just detach it from the computer. With a laptop, ensure the screws are out of the laptop’s underside, then pull the keyboard up and out after lifting up on the keyboard cable socket and sliding out the cable.