P key broken throughout pc

  1. My computer was working fine until after I put it to sleep. Then when I tried to enter my password, my p key wouldn't work (3 of the characters in my password are p) I tried the Windows virtual keyboard and the p wouldn't work there either. I have opensuse Linux dualbooted if that helps any fixes.
    Using a Dell xps 8700 running Windows 10
  2. Daneel Olivaw

    Daneel Olivaw TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Don't know how to delete the post , but new drivers fixed it
  3. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    No need to delete, you came up with a solution and we all like those here! Thanks for the report.
    learninmypc likes this.


    I also spilt coffee on my keyboard last night. I'm using the virtual key board. I think it could be sugar also causing problems. I really need HELP. I have a HP ENVY intel inside CORE 17 with touch screen . I really don't know what to do. Thank you for any help Brenda
  5. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    Keyboards can be replaced.... or Amazon, or NewEgg, etc... Check YouTube for 'how to' videos.

    If you are enterprising, you can remove and clean your existing keyboard... coffee with cream & sugar... how much?... a cup full will do other nasty things if it got below the keyboard - but if really only a splash, then removing keys, surface cleaning, first with water (sugar is water soluble) and then with 91% alcohol may be enough.

    I guess you can see by all the work involved why most folks just replace the keyboard.

    Look at a bunch of YouTube videos first.

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