You’ve probably heard of Logitech if you use a personal computer and need mobile peripherals. If you play a ton of personal computer games or built your own computer, then chances are you might have heard of a few different types of Logitech equipment. One of the most popular pieces of Logitech equipment is the wireless keyboard.
These keyboards connect with Bluetooth so that you don’t have to be attached with a cord. However, things are bound to go wrong every now and then. If you find that the keyboard isn’t responding or doesn’t seem to connect to your computer, then you’ll need to restart it. Here’s how you restart your wireless Logitech keyboard.
Reset Logitech Keyboard
To begin with, there are different types of keyboards, which means that there are different ways to reset each keyboard. Popular models include the k270, k330, k375s, k800, k580, k850, k520, k860, k220, g915, and mk320.
To reset your Logitech keyboard:
- Unpaid your Logitech keyboard on your Windows or Mac pc.
- Reset the keyboard by pressing the following keys: ‘Escape’ ‘o’ ‘Escape’ ‘o’ ‘Escape’ ‘Escape’ ‘b’
- If the reset has worked, then a light should blink on your Bluetooth keyboard.
- Connect the keyboard back to your PC via Bluetooth. Any troubles you have with your keyboard should have gone after this reset. If it didn’t work, then try the other reset methods below.
Resetting Bluetooth Wireless Keyboards
The Bluetooth Logitech Wireless keyboards don’t have a button to reset the device, so you can’t just press a button. You can reconnect the keyboard to your computer as a way to reset your keyboard. This will restore and update your connection with your device. Here are the steps that you need to follow.
- Hold down the Connect button on your keyboard. You should see an LED light begin to blink. This means that it’s in pairing mode, which means that you’ll be able to reconnect it to your computer.
- Now, use the mouse to open the Start menu on your Windows computer by selecting the multicolored icon in the left corner of the screen. If you’re using a Mac, click on the menu in the top left side of the screen.
- On your Mac, select “System Preferences.” On your Windows device, select “Settings” to open the settings menu.
- On your Windows device, select Devices and then Bluetooth. On the Mac device, select “Bluetooth.”
- Now, you can choose your keyboard from the list of devices. Make sure that you’re choosing the correct device from the list.
If you have a Windows 8 PC, then you might need to select “Devices” from the Control Panel instead of the Start menu.
Resetting Specific Models (If Your Model is Different, Try Them Anyway)
Logitech has some specific models and you can find their reset methods down below. Even if you don’t have any of the models down below if these models can be used for your keyboard then use them.
Logitech Unifying Wireless Keyboard
If you have a Logitech Unifying wireless keyboard, then your keyboard is wireless without Bluetooth technology. These have a small receiver that you can plug into a USB port on your computer. You have to use a button at the top of the USB receiver to reset your keyboard. There should be a Connect or Reset button. Press the button on the USB receiver and then press the button at the bottom of your keyboard. If you have issues getting the keyboard to reset, then you can also restart your computer after you reset your keyboard to get it to reconnect after you reset it.
If you have this keyboard for your tablet, then you’ll need to follow these directions:
- Open Settings on your tablet and navigate to “Bluetooth.”
- Tap the “I” to the left of your device on the list and then choose “Forget this Device.”
- Then, turn your keyboard off and on.
- Press the Home and O keys at the same time and then let them go.
- Next, press the Home and B keys at the same time and then let go. You’ll know you’ve done it right when the orange keyboard light blinks.
- Now, turn your keyboard off and on so that it can reset.
- Now, pair your keyboard with your device by opening the Settings menu again and enter the Bluetooth menu. Tap on your keyboard on the list of devices and your device will be paired again with your keyboard.
Your devices should be reset and your connection troubles fixed.
Other Troubleshooting Options
1. Update Keyboard
If you’ve reset your Logitech keyboard and you’re still having issues with it, there could be a bug in the software that’s causing it to malfunction. You’ll need to go to Logitech’s support page and select the keyboard you’re having problems with on the list. If you don’t know your model or you can’t tell which one your keyboard is from the pictures, then you’ll need to look at the label on the bottom of your keyboard to find out the model number next to the M/N label.
After selecting your keyboard, click on Downloads and select your OS from the dropdown menu to check if there’s a software update available. If there isn’t one, then it means that your keyboard isn’t having difficulties because of issues with its software.
2. Change Batteries
If you’re having problems with your keyboard, rather than resetting it, you can change the batteries to get rid of the problem. Some Logitech models have batteries that store power from the solar panel just like the k750. You’ll first need to check the battery status to confirm that it has a charge. If it does have a charge, diagnose the battery to check if it’s damaged or its lifespan is affected. If it’s bad, you’ll need to replace the Logitech batteries.
3. Plug Keyboard Directly Into PC’s USB Port
If the keyboard you’re using requires an adapter, you can plug it into a different USB port. Logitech USB receivers don’t work as well when plugged into external devices so make sure that you plug it into your computer directly and not into a USB hub for example.
4. Remove Other Wireless Devices
If there are other wireless devices next to your keyboard, then you need to remove them as they can interfere with the functionality of the keyboard. Things like speakers, monitors, and phones can cause the keyboard to lose signal which can stop it from working. If you’ve tried resetting the keyboard but nothing works, then try this.
5. Contact Logitech
You can contact Logitech about your problem through support on their website. You just need to select your keyboard from the list, then there’s a box that’ll allow you to describe the problem that you having. Just go in-depth on your issue and the company will contact you back with the best solutions.
6. Replace Logitech Keyboard
If your Logitech keyboard has been malfunctioning or it’s old, you may need to replace it. The Logitech k270 is a good alternative that isn’t too expensive (view on Amazon).
7. Uninstall and Reinstall the Logitech Drivers
If you’re using a Logitech keyboard, then you’ll have Logitec drivers that’ll help the keyboard to function. If these drivers are out of date or corrupted, they won’t respond the way you want them to which is why you’re trying to reset them. So you’ll need to reinstall the drivers in the devices manager.
- Go to the control panel. To do this, click the start button, scroll, and select windows system.
- Open the control panel and click on device manager
- Look for the keyboard and click it
- Select your keyboard and right-click
- On the pop-up menu, click uninstall.
- Turn off the computer and turn it on. Once the PC has been turned off, the drivers will be automatically reinstalled.
8. Connect it to Another PC
If your keyboard isn’t working properly right now, you can see if the problem is with your computer. If it’s not compatible with your computer, connect it to another computer and see if it works properly.