Do you own a Logitech keyboard but don’t know how to reset it? Here’s what you should know. If you are trying to use your Logitech keyboard to type something but suddenly it has become unresponsive. Understand that this is a common problem with several potential fixes. So now the question is, how do you fix your Logitech wireless keyboard? Fixing this will depend on what the underlying cause is.
If Your Logitech Keyboard is Not Working – Battery
If it happens that your Logitech keyboard has stopped working, it may be because of battery issues. Even though Logitech wireless keyboards are supposed to have long lasting battery life, this can greatly vary. This is based on the type of batteries you are using and how regularly you are using the keyboard. Low batteries happen to be one of the most common causes for a Logitech keyboard to suddenly stop working. This issue can be fixed by
- Turning the keyboard off
- Then flip the keyboard over and remove the battery compartment.
- Replace the batteries inside and then turn the keyboard back on.
- With this, your Logitech keyboard should start working.
- If you notice that batteries are quickly depleting on your keyboard, then you may want to consider using higher quality alkaline batteries as they tend to last longer.
The Logitech wireless keyboard uses a USB receiver to function. In case there’s an issue with the USB port, then this receiver will no longer function properly. When this happens, your Logitech keyboard will not be working. This particular problem can be typically fixed by:
- Unplugging the receiver
- Then plug it into a different USB port.
- If your keyboard now works, then you know that the previous port is not working.
- However, if the keyboard still does not work, you can try plugging another device into either of these USB ports.
- If the device works, then you now know that the USB port is not the issue.
Issues with Receive
Logitech wireless keyboards are designed with either a standard USB receiver or a Unifying receiver. The receiver may stop working and as such cause your Logitech keyboard to stop working. To distinguish between the two receiver types, look closely at the receiver. If it has an orange box with a black star symbol within it, it means you have a Unifying receiver. If your receiver does not have this logo, then it means you have a standard receiver. Standard receivers cannot typically be replaced. As such if yours has stopped functioning, you will likely need to purchase a new wireless keyboard with a new receiver.
You can replace and reprogram a Unifying receiver to work with any Unifying mouse or keyboard. You can buy a replacement receiver via Logitech or electronics stores online. To reprogram your device:
- Download the Unifying software from Logitech’s website.
- Launch it following Logitech’s directions on screen.
- This will sync the receiver with your keyboard.
Having a bad driver can also cause problems with your Logitech wireless keyboard. To fix this:
- Start by reinstalling the driver.
- Click on the “Start” button
- Click on “Control Panel” followed by “Device Manager”.
- Then double-click the keyboard device and click also on the “Driver” button
- Tap on the “Update Driver” option to update your keyboard’s driver.
- Windows will search for as well as install the best version of your driver.
- If none are found, then you can go to Logitech Support and download as well as install the driver for your specific wireless keyboard.
- Then reboot the computer after you have installed it. Then your wireless keyboard should be reset and fully working again.