Keyboard in Lenovo® Thinkpad W510
What are the issues one can face with the keyboard in Lenovo Thinkpad W510?
Lenovo Thinkpad W510 is one of the most performance efficient laptop available in IT market at present. It is a 15.6-inch workstation notebook with an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M graphic card. The newest model has an optional multi-touch screen of 1080 pixels and a color gamut of 95%. It also has a built-in system for a PRO calibration of the color. It has an inbuilt keyboard as well.
The following points will provide a better understanding of keyboard issues in Lenovo Thinkpad W510:
- Driver problems
- No response received
- Stand By mode or Hibernate Mode
- Improper function of the keys
- Virus Factor
- Repeated letters
As any other component of your laptop, the keyboard depends on a specific driver, too. This driver lets the operating system to have a communication relation with the hardware component, and with the keyboard counts, too. If the keyboard driver is corrupted or damaged then it will prevent the keyboard from working properly. Remove the corrupted or damaged keyword drivers and download and install new ones. This process might fix your problem.
No response received
When your laptop keyboard refuses to respond, the reason can be a missing or corrupted keyboard driver. Go in “Start” menu and then in “Device Manager” and “Keyboards”. In a subfolder it will be listed the appropriate driver for the keyboard. If you cannot find any driver listed you will see a yellow sign besides the keyboard icon. You can get “39” or “41” error code that says that Windows has successfully uploaded the driver, but it is not able to find the device of the hardware. Try to download and install the keyboard driver again. Check if the device driver is compatible with your laptop system.
Depending on Windows platform your laptop is running on, you can receive the message that the device driver of the keyboard is stopping the machine to enter in Hibernate or Stand By mode. There is a software conflict caused by the new installed programs. These programs drivers are interfering with the driver of the keyboard because they are not compatible with the laptop configuration. Take care to install only those drivers that are compatible with your system configuration.
You can face the problem that you are not able to type full sentences because almost 50% of the keys are not working. And this problem can occur, even if the keyboard driver has been installed and updated recently. The problem might be caused by some loose plugs. Try another tighter port.
If the keyboard cannot be used or you notice that what you are typing seems to be a weird language it means that the keyboard driver has been infected with a virus. Check if the laptop firewall is switched on, or if it is updated. Run a scan and clean your computer.
If you are typing one letter and many are popping out on the screen then there is a configuration problem in the keyboard. Click “Start”, go in “Control Panel” and click “Device Manager”>”Keyboard”. Now go in “Keyboard Properties” and make the necessary adjustments in “Character repeat” function that adjusts the typing frequency of the keys.