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How do I switch off my keyboard on my Aspire 5 - A515 - 43 -R1YQ?

Law81Law81 Posts: 3Member New User
I want to use an external keyboard with my laptop and rest it on the keys, so I want to switch off my keyboard. On my old laptop I uninstalled the keyboard every time I started up and this turned off the laptop's keyboard, but this doesn't seem to work on my new Aspire. Also Fn and F10 doesn't work either.

Any ideas??

Help gratefully received.

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  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho Posts: 35,615 Trailblazer
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    I don't think it is possible to disable the keyboard. But you can assign a wrong driver, see:

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  • MartinJohn00001MartinJohn00001 Posts: 553
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    @Law81
     Try the following steps and check.

    Disable Keyboard Using Group Policy Editor

     1) Press Windows key+R, enter "gpedit.msc," then select OK.
     2) Navigate to Administrative Templates > System > Device Installation > Device Installation Restrictions.
     3) Right-click Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings, then select Edit.
     4) Select Enabled, select Apply, then select OK. Close the Local Group Policy Editor.
     5) Press Windows key+X and select Device Manager.
     6) Select Keyboards to expand it.
     7) Right-click Standard PS/2 Keyboard and select Uninstall device.
     8) Select Uninstall.
     9) Select Yes.

    Disable Keyboard by Updating the Incorrect Driver

     1) Type "device manager" into Window's search. Select Open once the results populate.
     2) Expand Keyboards, right-click Standard PS/2 Keyboard, and select Update driver.
     3) Select Browse my computer for driver software.
     4) Select Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.
     5) Select Show compatible hardware to un-check it.
     6) Scroll through and select a manufacturer (different than your standard keyboard), select a model, then select Next.
     7) Select Yes.
     8) Select Close once the driver is updated.
     9) Select Yes to restart your computer.
    10) Once your computer reboots, your built-in keyboard won't function. To re-enable your keyboard again, select Update driver via the Keyboard section in        your device manager.
    11) Choose Search automatically for updated driver software.
    12) Select Close.

        Also check the below link to see the above steps with images so that it will be easier for you.
         https://www.lifewire.com/disable-laptop-keyboard-windows-10-4582462

     I hope that this is helpful to you! If I have answered your question kindly click YES, thank you  :3 


    Kindly click "YES" to "Did this answer the question" if my answer helped you!      
    Thank you and have a Blessed Day  :3

FAQ & Answers

  • Can you provide your laptop model? Example an515-51-58vh.
    Oi! Eu não sou sou a cortana! Mas estou aqui para ajudar! Hi! I'm not the cortana! But I'm here to help!
    Se você gostou da minha resposta, marque como solução clicando em sim! If you liked my answer, mark it as a solution by clicking on yes!
    Aceite somente a resposta que ajudou a solucionar o seu problema! Please accept only the response that helped to solve your problem!
    Detection tool click here to find the serial number or partnumber of your model!                                                          

               
      egydiocoelho Trailblazer
     
    ProductKey clique aqui para descobrir o serial do windows! click here to discover the windows serial!
    Para usuários da comunidade inglesa, espanhola, francesa e alemã, usarei o google tradutor! :)
    For users of the English, Spanish, French and German community, I will be using google translator! :) 
  • Law81Law81 Posts: 3Member New User
    Hi,

    LIke this... Model_name: A515 - 43 -R1YQ

    Thanks

  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho Posts: 35,615ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer
    I don't think it is possible to disable the keyboard. But you can assign a wrong driver, see:

    Oi! Eu não sou sou a cortana! Mas estou aqui para ajudar! Hi! I'm not the cortana! But I'm here to help!
    Se você gostou da minha resposta, marque como solução clicando em sim! If you liked my answer, mark it as a solution by clicking on yes!
    Aceite somente a resposta que ajudou a solucionar o seu problema! Please accept only the response that helped to solve your problem!
    Detection tool click here to find the serial number or partnumber of your model!                                                          

               
      egydiocoelho Trailblazer
     
    ProductKey clique aqui para descobrir o serial do windows! click here to discover the windows serial!
    Para usuários da comunidade inglesa, espanhola, francesa e alemã, usarei o google tradutor! :)
    For users of the English, Spanish, French and German community, I will be using google translator! :) 
  • MartinJohn00001MartinJohn00001 Posts: 553Ally
    Accepted Answer
    @Law81
     Try the following steps and check.

    Disable Keyboard Using Group Policy Editor

     1) Press Windows key+R, enter "gpedit.msc," then select OK.
     2) Navigate to Administrative Templates > System > Device Installation > Device Installation Restrictions.
     3) Right-click Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings, then select Edit.
     4) Select Enabled, select Apply, then select OK. Close the Local Group Policy Editor.
     5) Press Windows key+X and select Device Manager.
     6) Select Keyboards to expand it.
     7) Right-click Standard PS/2 Keyboard and select Uninstall device.
     8) Select Uninstall.
     9) Select Yes.

    Disable Keyboard by Updating the Incorrect Driver

     1) Type "device manager" into Window's search. Select Open once the results populate.
     2) Expand Keyboards, right-click Standard PS/2 Keyboard, and select Update driver.
     3) Select Browse my computer for driver software.
     4) Select Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.
     5) Select Show compatible hardware to un-check it.
     6) Scroll through and select a manufacturer (different than your standard keyboard), select a model, then select Next.
     7) Select Yes.
     8) Select Close once the driver is updated.
     9) Select Yes to restart your computer.
    10) Once your computer reboots, your built-in keyboard won't function. To re-enable your keyboard again, select Update driver via the Keyboard section in        your device manager.
    11) Choose Search automatically for updated driver software.
    12) Select Close.

        Also check the below link to see the above steps with images so that it will be easier for you.
         https://www.lifewire.com/disable-laptop-keyboard-windows-10-4582462

     I hope that this is helpful to you! If I have answered your question kindly click YES, thank you  :3 


    Kindly click "YES" to "Did this answer the question" if my answer helped you!      
    Thank you and have a Blessed Day  :3
  • Law81Law81 Posts: 3Member New User
    Thank you so much @MartinJohn00001 and @egydiocoelho for your help, your solutions for assigning the wrong driver worked! Seems so strange that they just don't put a switch in to turn the keyboard off!
  • You are welcome.
    Oi! Eu não sou sou a cortana! Mas estou aqui para ajudar! Hi! I'm not the cortana! But I'm here to help!
    Se você gostou da minha resposta, marque como solução clicando em sim! If you liked my answer, mark it as a solution by clicking on yes!
    Aceite somente a resposta que ajudou a solucionar o seu problema! Please accept only the response that helped to solve your problem!
    Detection tool click here to find the serial number or partnumber of your model!                                                          

               
      egydiocoelho Trailblazer
     
    ProductKey clique aqui para descobrir o serial do windows! click here to discover the windows serial!
    Para usuários da comunidade inglesa, espanhola, francesa e alemã, usarei o google tradutor! :)
    For users of the English, Spanish, French and German community, I will be using google translator! :) 
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