Logitech MK270 Keyboard is known as one of the best keyboards for its exceptional built quality, and it can be bought as a combo with a Logitech mouse. This keyboard is perfect for office use as well as for day-to-day life use too. Like every other device, the Logitech MK270 has a few glitches, and one of them is Keyboard not turning on issue.
Sometimes, even if the keyboard is connected to the pc/laptop, the keyboard is undetected. There are a few more glitches like this, which are solved in a few simple steps. In this article, let us talk about a few fixes for the keyboard not turning on or being undetectable even after connecting it. So without any further ado, let us dive in!
Fix: Logitech MK270 Keyboard Not Turning On
There can be numerous reasons on why the keyboard is not turning on. Either the batteries are out or the power button is not working. Below are some troubleshooting methods which will help you to fix this issue.
Method 1: Check For Keyboard Damage
Due to excess use of the keyboard, maybe it is damaged, which might be why it isn’t working. In many cases, the power button is damaged, and that’s why the keyboard doesn’t turn on. Or it may be also an issue with the battery slot.
You can also try cleaning the keyboard using compressed air. To clean your keyboard:
- First, make sure you have switched off the keyboard and removed its batteries.
- Hang your keyboard upside down and gently shake it so the loose dirt falls out. You might want to do this exterior as it can be untidy.
- Use compressed air to clean inside the keyboard and remove the dirt with a cloth.
- Clean the keycaps with a wet cloth and dry them before putting them back.
- Don’t turn it on for 2-3 hours.
Method 2: Check Battery Placement
Maybe the batteries are not working, and you need to replace them with new ones to work. Sometimes, the batteries might be working, and still, the keyboard won’t turn on, and that is due to misplacing the batteries.
Place the batteries correctly for the keyboard to work. If the batteries are placed correctly, and the keyboard is still not working, then move to the next method. We also recommend you to replace your batteries if you haven’t already within the last 12 months.
Method 3: Reboot your computer
Pretty basic fix and works most of the time. Try rebooting your computer and check if the issue is resolved. Most of the Logitech keyboards stop working for some unknown reason and rebooting the Pc will get them back working.
Reboot and Reset are two different operations. Reboot means restarting the device while resetting means deleting all the data on the device. So, make sure you reboot your device and not reset it.
Method 4: Change the USB port
Try changing the USB port and check if the keyboard is working. The USB port you are currently using might be damaged and due to that reason, the keyboard might not be turning on.
If any of the USB ports on your PC/ Laptop are not detecting the Keyboard, then try checking it on some other PC for clarification. If the keyboard is not working on any PC then it’s damaged for sure.
Method 5: Update the Keyboard Drivers
Keyboard Drivers are essential drivers because these are the one that makes the keyboard compatible with a PC/Laptop. Sometimes, if the keyboard drivers are outdated, the keyboard may not work or malfunction. To avoid these kinds of issues, always keep your keyboard drivers updated.
Steps to update Keyboard Drivers:
Type device manager in the Windows Search box and then open the application from the results or use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+ESC
Once Device Manager appears on your screen, go to the keyboard category and click on it to expand.
Right-click on your keyboard device and click on Update driver from the list of options.
Select the first option Search automatically for updated driver software.
Now, wait until Windows finds and installs the latest version of the keyboard driver on your computer.
Don’t forget to restart your computer so that all the changes will be applied.
Method 7: Reinstall Windows
Sometimes the issue is not with your keyboard, but with Windows itself. So reinstalling Windows will be the best option if no other method works for you. You can also reinstall the windows manually, but that’s a very hectic task and time-taking process.
Note: Make sure you have backed up everything before you perform this action. Also, don’t interrupt during the whole process otherwise, the windows might get corrupt.
Click on Start now search for settings and select Settings from the results.
Click on Update & security and then click on Recovery
Now, click on the Reset this PC option. Select ‘Remove everything’ to ensure a clean reinstall is performed on your PC.
These are some of the easiest fixes for fixing the Logitech MK270 Keyboard not turning on. If none of the fixes worked for you then buying a new one is the only option. If you have recently bought the keyboard and it’s not working, consider returning it or getting it replaced with a new one. Got any other queries or doubts regarding the article? please comment down below.