Keyboard problem on Acer Aspire, what to do?

You experience keyboard problems on your Acer Aspire ? Indeed, it sometimes happens that without expecting it the keyboard has unexpected behavior. And it can have several reasons. It may just be incorrect keyboard settings. If not of a software problem. So, to help you understand the root of the problem on your PC. We break this article down into 2 parts. First, we will tell you the method to check and change, if this does not meet your expectations, the various keyboard settings on Windows 10. In case this does not help your problem. We will explain the technique for update your keyboard driver.


Configure the keyboard of an Acer Aspire in order to solve the problems:

Know that the PC keyboard settings are quite extensive. Indeed, you have the possibility to modify language initially determined. And, in order to facilitate the change of these parameters, there are shortcut keys on your Acer Aspire. This is very useful for people who often use 2 languages ​​on their computer. However, in your case, it is likely that you performed the shortcut without realizing it. And, depending on the tongue selected, your keyboard may have switched from AZERTY to QUERTY or the opposite. This has the effect of change the arrangement of letters. In particular in AZERTY the first letter on the left will be an “A” while in QUERTY it is a “Q”. So that could be the cause of your dysfunctions.

In addition, on laptops there are keys that hold 2 functions. These include the keys digital but also Fn keys on your Acer Aspire. However, the activation of certain keys makes it possible to trigger the supporting role of a key. So you will be able to obtain different operations.

So in order to clarify this set of features, we will explain everything you need to know below. We will start by describing the steps to go through the keyboard settings. Then, we will guide you to select a preferred language on your Acer Aspire. Finally we will inform you about keyboard shortcuts that impact the behavior of the keyboard.

Check the keyboard settings on your Acer Aspire:

  1. Open them Windows settings by pressing the cogwheel in the start menu.
  2. Click on the heading “Ergonomic options”.
  3. Then, go to the tab ” Keyboard ” which is located at the portion “Interaction”.
  4. Unless you have specific expectations. We suggest you to deactivate the boxes below but also the option that allows the activation of shortcut keys :
    • “Use sticky keys”: this option is recommended for people who want to use keyboard shortcuts and who have trouble pressing the keys simultaneously.
    • “Use the toggle keys”: using this feature you will hear a notification when the key NumLock activates on your Acer Aspire.
    • And “Use the filter keys”: the latter makes it possible not to take into account a long press on a key on the keyboard.

Check the language set on the keyboard of your Acer Aspire:

  1. This manipulation will also be carried out in Windows settings. However for this step you will have to go to the section “Time and language”.
  2. Then you will have to go to the subsection ” Tongue “.
  3. Within it, you will have to select your preferred language for it to be configured on your keyboard.
    • In the event that a language (distinct from the preferred language) is selected for the keyboard of your Acer Aspire. You will have to press the keyboard icon in order to select the language you want on the list in the section “Override Default Input Method”.
    • In addition, if your language is not displayed in the list. It will be necessary add it by pressing the button “Add a language”.

For more information about the language settings on your Acer Aspire more globally. We suggest you read the following tutorial: How to change the language of my Acer Aspire?

Keyboard shortcuts on an Acer Aspire:

  • If you want to change the language and / or the keyboard quickly, you will have the keyboard shortcut:
    • Ctrl + Shift: change the keyboard
    • Alt + Shift: change the language
    • Windows + Space: gives you the option to select the combination you want from the list of preferred languages.
  • The NumLock key disables all keys, except those with a number. In case you accidentally activate it. You will very quickly be able to believe that the keyboard of your Acer Aspire has stopped working.

Solve a keyboard problem on an Acer Aspire:

When the problem with your Acer Aspire does not come from the configuration of your keyboard. So it will be necessary to examine the keyboard driver. This happens to be a program that allows your keyboard to communicate data with Windows 10. If the latter is not up to date, this creates runtime errors which may lead to unusual operation of the component. But it is really easy to fix it using the Device Manager.

Finally, we will talk about the possibility of a keyboard problem at the hardware level on your Acer Aspire. In this way, we will give you a technique to fix it. But also an alternative to divert it.

Update the keyboard driver on your Acer Aspire:

  1. Go to the tool ” Device Manager “. For this, you can use the Windows 10 search bar.
  2. On the list, find the section “Keyboards”.
  3. And perform right click at the device level of your Acer Aspire.
  4. Click on “Update the driver” within the context menu.
  5. Finally choose “Automatically search for drivers”.

Repair a keyboard key on an Acer Aspire:

It is also possible that the keyboard problem on your Acer Aspire comes from a concern equipment. Indeed, when the fault is localized and only occurs on certain keys that do not meet your expectations. It will probably take replace the damaged key (s). If you want to know the method to perform this operation on your Acer Aspire. We suggest you read the tutorial below: How to reset a keyboard key on Acer Aspire?

You should know that it is also possible to use a virtual keyboard on your Acer Aspire. This is available with Windows search bar by typing “visual keyboard”. Otherwise there is the keyboard shortcut Windows + Ctrl + O.

To conclude : a keyboard problem on an Acer Aspire is generally related to incorrect settings. Indeed, there are several settings that can be made to meet different needs. Now you know the method for control and change these parameters according to your expectations. Otherwise it can also be a question of a software problem using the driver update. Or a deterioration material which can be bypassed with the virtual keyboard. If, despite everything, your problem remains, you can also contact Microsoft support.

If you are looking for other tutorials on your Acer Aspire, we invite you to watch the tutorials in the category: Acer Aspire.

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