My keyboard does not work
keyboard just quit working a couple weeks ago and do not know why
RCA Android tablet with detachable keyboard, identified by model number RCT6303W87DK.
I just had the same problem. I did everything. powered off and on and that did not work. but then I hit the power button for the screen to go off, not power off, and then I hit it again and when the screen came on the keyboard started working. Not sure if this is the FIX, but it worked for me. In future if it happens again, I will do the same process and see if that is the acutaul FIX... Good luck
There is very simple and easy fix as long as this is the issue. When screen-mirroring or cast-screen is selected, you often times have to go into settings and select ENABLE WIRELESS DISPLAY in order to see the item you would like to connect to ... well, this turns off HDMI, which is needed for the keyboard to be recognized and to work. Then again, sometimes you have not selected to cast-screen and the keyboard still will not work; however, you can do the same thing or at least check and see if HDMI Box is still selected, and if not, select it, and your keyboard will most likely work (sometimes resetting/rebooting your tablet will work too). SO.... to get your keyboard working again, hopefully, anyway....
Simply follow the instructions below....
GO TO SETTINGS: Click on DISPLAY
UNDER DISPLY: Click on HDMI SETTINGS
UNDER HDMI SETTINGS: Check HDMI BOX
Your keyboard should be functioning/working again
Good luck....Hope this helps everyone!! It is what helps me everytime my keyboard is diconnected!
Try going into language and input settings on your device and then attaching the keyboard, sometimes it won't register unless you go into those settings when attaching your keyboard... don't ask me why 'cause I have no freaking idea...
Yes, you need to be in Language and Input to get your Keyboard and USB port working again but the steps are very important.
Disconnect your RCA Keyboard and any external usb keyboard.
Touch Settings > Language and Input (in Personal section)
Attach an external usb keyboard
Now attach your RCA Keyboard.
It should work now.
Mine didn't work either, and like lots of you (probably) I tried almost everything and I read a lot (and when I say a lot I mean A LOT) of comments from this website site and nothing worked! Finally I found this one talking about a half lit battery or something like that but I didn't understand it!! I looked for it but I couldn't find anything so I went into setting one last time to see if I could find anything and I saw a half coloured battery and I clicked on it! It took me to the battery screen on how much battery you have and stuff like that! I had my battery saver on, so I turned it off and BAM!!! I was able to use my keyboard again!! YAY!! So if this helps you that's FANTASTIC and if not then I'm super duper SORRY and I hope you can get it fixed (soon)!!
The tablet / Android is not RECOGNIZING the attached keyboard for most ppl. Turn on HDMI under ‘Settings —> Display —> HDMI Settings’. Then go into your ‘Settings —> Language and Input’. Plug in an external USB keyboard or mouse into the device. (mouse worked for me). After a short while, less than a minute, you should see the option for ‘Physical Keyboard’ appear in the page ‘Language and Input’ (it will show underneath ‘Google Voice Typing’ option.) Click/tap ‘Physical Keyboard’ and choose your Keyboard Layout eg. English U.S.
The ‘Physical Keyboard’ option may disappear and reappear a few times causing the keyboard/mouse to work/not work as this recognition is intermittent. KEEP the USB keyboard or mouse plugged in and POWER OFF, not just screen off. Wait 30 seconds and power on. This should recognize the ‘Physial Keyboard’ option all the time and hence, your keyboard should work all the time. Until it physically gets broken. Let’s hope not :) Unplug the external USB keyboard or mouse.
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