The last of the Dell keyboard instructions I want to give you relates to what you should do if your keyboard stops working. The process is referred to as "Troubleshooting" and can be extremely helpful if you want to avoid going to a professional for as long as possible. Here are a few quick things you can try before taking it to a professional:
- Shut down your computer, unplug the keyboard, plug it back in, and start up again.
- Try re-installing the drivers by removing them (via the control panel) and then re-downloading/installing.
- Take it apart and clean it out, or just take a vacuum cleaner, place it on reverse and blow into the keyboard to knock out loose crumbs and dust that may be disrupting proper function.
- If it's wireless, make sure the frequencies match using the dials or buttons on the keyboard and USB receiver respectively.
If you've tried all of these things and it still doesn't work, unfortunately you may have to take it into the shop or buy a new keyboard altogether! This isn't a huge deal, thankfully, because keyboards are relatively inexpensive these days.