Logitech MK270 is a popular and affordable keyboard with a comfortable typing experience. Despite being one of the company’s best-selling keyboards, it can be surrounded by many problems, like any other electronic item. Many users have reported that some keys are not working on the Logitech MK270. For some users, the entire keyboard does not work. If you are also facing a similar issue on your Logitech keyboard, here’s our guide on multiple ways to fix the issue.
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Here’s How to Fix Logitech MK270 Keys Not Working Issue
Before we jump to the step number 1, here are a couple of basic things that you should check:
- Make sure that the USB plug is connected properly.
- Remove the USB hub and connect the USB plug directly to the computer.
- Make sure that the mouse is not running out of battery.
- Take out the USB plug and clean it. Also, clean the dust in and around the USB ports in your computer.
After performing these basic checks, let’s now dive into the possible workarounds to fix the keys not working problem on the Logitech MK270 keyboard.
1. Check for Conflict With Third-Party Software or Antivirus
Logitech products, be it a mouse or a keyboard, often come with Logitech software. It does the job of updating firmware, pairing devices, binding keys, ad more. Windows Defender, the default antivirus application you get on Windows laptops, does not conflict with the Logitech software, but other third-party antivirus apps might cause the problem.
Not just the antivirus software, third-party applications can also sometimes be problematic for other apps. Hence, we recommend you temporarily disable the antivirus software, restart the computer, and check if the problem is solved. Otherwise, remove third-party apps and check if the keyboard is working properly.
You should also remove the Logitech software. Because it can sometimes conflict with the hardware. After removing the app, check if this method does not trick. You can later reinstall the software, if required.
2. Uninstall/Update Keyboard Driver
There might be a problem with the keyboard driver. Uninstalling the driver might fix the issue. Don’t worry, Windows is so smart to detect that the driver is not installed and it automatically reinstalls the driver as soon as you turn on the PC.
- Search Device Manager and open it.
- Locate the Keyboards option and right-click on it.
- Select Uninstall.
- Click OK to confirm the uninstallation.
- Reboot your PC.
Check if all the buttons on the keyboard are working properly. If the issue still persists, updating the keyboard driver might help. Here’s how to do it:
- Open Device Manager.
- Expand the Keyboard option.
- Right-click on the keyboard device.
- Select Update driver from the pop-up menu.
- Tap on Search for drivers automatically. Make sure your PC is connected to the internet. Windows will check for a new version of the driver. If found, it will automatically the latest version or you’ll see the message “the best drivers for your device are already installed”.
3. Disable Filter Keys
If you’re facing issues like slow keyboard response or the keys needs to be pressed for a longer time than usual, then disabling the Filter Keys option might do the trick.
Here’s how to disable the Filter Keys option on your Windows PC:
- Open the Settings app.
- Select Accessibility from the left-side menu.
- Scroll down and tap on Keyboard.
- Turn off the toggle next to Filter Keys.
4. Restart HID Human Interface Service
If you disable HID Human Interface Service on your computer, the hotkeys won’t work. It can be used to fix the problem with hotkeys. For now, we’ll disable the service and check the issue is fixed. Later we can enable it.
- Press Windows + R to open Run.
- Type service.msc and press the Enter button.
- Find Human Interface Device Service and right-click on it. It might also appear as Human Interface Device Access.
- Select Properties.
- On the Startup type, select Automatic.
- Restart the PC and check if the problem is fixed.
Did you manage to fix the problem? Which method did the trick for you? Share your thoughts or suggestions (if any) in the comment section below.