Wednesday, 21 May 2014

How to fix your Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Keyboard

The Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Keyboard is a very nice keyboard – short movement, slightly curved, wired (no annoying batteries!), USB, … and definitely my keyboard of choice… except for one thing: the ‘c’ or ‘n’ keys stop working occassionally, as experienced by many users of this keyboard. Here are two ways that will usually fix the problem:
  1. The unorthodox but quick method: give the keyboard a whack or a drop: hold it about 5 inches above the desk, not exactly parallel/flat, and drop it so that one corner hits first and it bounces around.
  2. Unscrew the back of the keyboard, pull off the back, separate the plastic, gently dust it, and put it back together.
These two actions just listed generaly do the trick, but the problem, according to this post, is due to static build-up on the inner plastic. Changing drivers, USB ports, cables, etc. isn’t going to fix this problem. Unfortunately, neither is buying another Comfort Curve 2000 keyboard. So as a last resort:
3. Buy the Microsoft Comfort Curve 3000 Keyboard instead.

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