Arteck Keyboard Not Working – Troubleshooting & Fix

Stuart Williams
By Stuart Williams 14 Min Read
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You know what’s super cool? Those keyboards that don’t need any wires! They’re called Bluetooth keyboards. Not only do they let you work without the mess of wires everywhere, but they also make your desk look neat and tidy. Imagine having a desk without all those tangly wires. Cool, right?

Okay, if you really hate wires (like, really, really hate them), there’s this brand called Arteck. They’re like the superheroes of keyboards! They make these fantastic keyboards that feel just right and look super stylish. And guess what? They’re super strong too, thanks to the steel base they have.

Now, even though Arteck keyboards are pretty amazing, sometimes they can act a bit funny. I mean, we all have our off days, right? So, if one day your Arteck keyboard decides to take a day off and doesn’t work, don’t worry. I’ve got your back!

If your Arteck keyboard isn’t doing its job, you’re in the right place. This guide right here? It’s like the instruction manual for making your keyboard happy again. Stick with me, and we’ll figure out what’s going on and get it fixed together! 🛠️

Why my Arteck keyboard not working?

Alright, the most common reason why your Arteck keyboard might not be chatting with your computer is because of Bluetooth. It’s kind of like when you and your friend aren’t on the same radio station, so you can’t hear their music. Your computer’s Bluetooth might be turned off, or maybe it’s just having trouble recognizing the little USB Bluetooth dongle. But hey, Bluetooth isn’t the only reason!

1. Check On/Off slide switch

👉 Every Arteck keyboard has this tiny on/off slide switch or button. You might find it on the side, top, or back of the keyboard. So, first things first, make sure it’s ON!

Cool fact: This button isn’t just there for decoration. It’s super useful because it stops the batteries from running out when you aren’t using the keyboard. But a lot of us forget that keyboards can be “turned off”, so this button can be easy to miss.

When you’ve got the switch in the “ON” spot, you should see a little green or blue light shining. This is your keyboard’s way of saying, “I’m awake!”

2. Check Keyboard on Another Device

Give your keyboard a little adventure! Connect it to another computer or even your tablet. If it starts typing like a champ on that device, it’s probably not the keyboard’s fault. Maybe the device you were using before has a grumpy USB port or it’s missing some important software.

3. Restart Your PC

This is like a magical solution for lots of tech troubles. Turn off your computer and then turn it back on. This little break can fix a bunch of issues. It’s kind of like how sometimes, if you’re feeling grouchy, a quick nap can help you feel better.

4. Re-plug the USB Bluetooth Dongle

This one sounds silly, but bear with me! Sometimes, your computer is like, “What dongle? I don’t see any dongle.” So, you need to remind it. Pull out the USB dongle, count to 100 (or just wait a bit), and plug it back in. If you’re feeling extra, restart your computer too. This trick has saved the day for me and my keyboard more than once.

5. Check the Device Range

Even though it’s wireless, your keyboard can’t be too far from the device it’s connected to. It’s like when you’re using a walkie-talkie; if you’re too far apart, all you hear is static. If your keyboard is lounging way across the room, bring it closer. Most Bluetooth keyboards like to stay within about 10 meters (that’s like 10 big steps) of their connected device. If you’re not sure, check the manual that came with your keyboard.

6. Check the Battery

Did you know that some Arteck keyboards come with batteries you can charge, while others just need regular old batteries, like the AAA kind?

Which type is yours?

  • If you’ve got the rechargeable type: When was the last time you plugged it in? Remember, even the best of batteries need a little energy boost now and then. If you’re using your keyboard for about 2 hours every day, it’ll probably last around six months before it needs recharging.
  • For those with AAA batteries: When did you last switch them out? Over time, these batteries can run out of juice, so they might need replacing.

No Lights, No Power: If you flick that on/off switch and there aren’t any lights blinking or shining, your keyboard might be feeling a bit drained. Charge it up or swap out those batteries!

And here’s a fun tidbit: Some Arteck keyboards have tiny solar panels on top! 😲 They soak up the light in the room and keep your keyboard’s battery feeling all charged up. How cool is that?

7. Turn the Bluetooth ON

Alright, let’s talk Bluetooth. Your Arteck keyboard can chat with Windows PCs, Apple devices, and even Android gadgets. But to get them talking, Bluetooth needs to be ON!

How to Switch It ON:

  • Apple & Android devices: Swipe down from the top of your screen, and you should see a little Bluetooth icon. Tap on it!
  • Windows PCs: Head over to the settings. You’ll find an option to switch on Bluetooth there.

But hey, a little heads up! Sometimes, devices try to be too smart for their own good. They might switch off Bluetooth to save battery, especially if you’ve got power-saving settings on or any apps that help conserve battery. So, make sure Bluetooth isn’t taking a sneaky little break!

8. Turn OFF Airplane Mode

You know that airplane mode on your device? It’s not just for when you’re soaring in the skies. Some folks use it to save battery or get some peace and quiet when working (like turning your device into a “do not disturb” sign).

Here’s the deal: If airplane mode is ON, it switches off your Bluetooth and WiFi. And that means your keyboard can’t chat with your device. Oops!

But here’s a cool trick: Even in airplane mode, you can switch Bluetooth back on. So, even if you’re avoiding all other distractions, you can still type away!

9. Check for Bluetooth Interference

Here’s a geeky fact: Bluetooth uses a 2.4GHz wireless frequency band. (Don’t worry, you don’t need to memorize that!)

The challenge: Lots of gadgets around your house use this same band. We’re talking about your WiFi router, other Bluetooth thingamajigs, and even… your microwave! Yep, reheating that pizza might be messing with your keyboard connection.

Too many devices on this band can make your keyboard go “Hey, it’s too noisy in here!” and not work right. It’s like trying to chat with your friend in a super loud room.

Plus, if you’re trying to get multiple Bluetooth devices to use the exact same channel… well, they might get a bit jealous and not play nicely together.

10. Incorrect or Outdated Drivers

Think of drivers like translators. They help your computer understand and talk to the gadgets you connect to it, like your keyboard. But sometimes, they can get a little mixed up or outdated.

Could it be a driver problem? Let’s dive deep and fix it!

A. Reinstalling the Device – Let’s Give it a Fresh Start

  1. Get Ready: Have your keyboard switched on and the Bluetooth dongle plugged in.
  2. Device Manager Time: Right-click on the Start button and choose ‘Device Manager’ (or just type and search for it!).
  3. Find Your Keyboard: Look for the ‘keyboards’ section. You’ll see your keyboard there as something like ‘HID Keyboard.’ Give it a right-click and select ‘uninstall.’
  4. Reboot: Turn your computer off and on again. It’s like giving it a short nap to forget the past and start fresh.

After the restart, your computer will think, “Hey, I see a new gadget!” and it’ll try to get the latest drivers. With a bit of luck, your keyboard will be all good!

B. Updating Drivers Manually – Being the Boss
If reinstalling didn’t do the trick, let’s try updating the drivers on our own.

  1. Back to Device Manager: Just like before, find your keyboard under the ‘keyboards’ section.
  2. Update Time: Right-click on your keyboard and choose ‘Update drivers.’
  3. Guide Your Computer: Select “Browse my computer for driver software.”
  4. Pick a Driver: Now click on “Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.” You’ll see a couple of HID drivers. Choose the ‘HID compliant device’ and let it do its thing.

This installs the universal driver for devices like keyboards. It’s like teaching your computer a new language to chat with your Arteck keyboard.

11. Check USB Port

The USB port – It’s where your keyboard’s little Bluetooth dongle plugs in. But if that port is feeling a bit under the weather or if there’s something blocking it, your keyboard might act a bit grumpy.

Is your USB port playing tricks on you? Let’s find out!

A. Insert It Right:

Sometimes, we might not push the dongle in all the way. Just double-check that it’s snugly fit in there.

B. Peek Inside:

See anything weird in the USB port? Dust bunnies? Tiny debris? It’s time for a clean-up!

C. Gentle Cleaning Time:

Use a bit of isopropyl alcohol on a soft cloth. Wrap it around something thin (like a toothpick) and carefully clean the inside. But remember, be gentle!

D. Try a New Port:

Maybe the port you’re using decided to take a vacation. Just shift the dongle to a different USB port and see if that helps.

Contact Arteck Support

Okay, you’ve tried it all, but your keyboard still isn’t chatty. It might be time to reach out to the Arteck superheroes who made it!

Need to Contact Arteck? Here’s how:

  • Return or Replace: If your keyboard is fresh out of the box and acting weird, maybe it’s just a dud. Consider getting a replacement.
  • Ring Arteck: Their team is pretty awesome and always ready to help out. Whether you’ve got a problem or just a question, shoot them an email at: [email protected].

Remember, it’s okay to ask for help when you need it. Arteck’s team is there for you!

Arteck Keyboard Troubleshooting – Conclusion

Having troubles with your Arteck keyboard can be a tiny hiccup in your day, but remember, every problem has a solution!

  • 🔹 Power Matters: Always ensure it’s ON.
  • 🔹 Different Devices: It’s like giving your keyboard a fresh perspective.
  • 🔹 The Magic of Rebooting: Sometimes, a quick restart is all it takes.
  • 🔹 Dongle Tweaks: A simple reconnection might do the trick.
  • 🔹 Stay Connected: Keep within the Bluetooth’s embrace.
  • 🔹 Battery Vigilance: Keep it charged and ready.
  • 🔹 Bluetooth’s Call: Make sure your device hears it.
  • 🔹 Airplane Alert: Ensure it’s not stopping your connection.
  • 🔹 Clear the Air: No unwanted interference, please!
  • 🔹 Driver’s Seat: Update or refresh those vital links.
  • 🔹 USB Checks: A clean port can make all the difference.

Remember, the key is to stay patient and try out each step methodically. Soon, you and your Arteck keyboard will be back in sync. Here’s to smooth typing ahead! 💻🌟

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