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Comfort curve keyboard 2000

Hello there, got a very very strange issue with Comfort Curve keyboard 2000 got it like 2 years, was using Gigabyte P55-USB3 (1156 socket) was working fine, recently i changed into (Gigabyte B75-D3V also got new CPU Intel Core i3 1155 socket). So when i got the new motherboard Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 sometimes very rare it would not respond at Windows 7 Startup. Num Lock Light is on , but it wont go off or it wont type anything also Device and Printers says Keyboard is connected without problems and Device manager says that USB Ports and Keyboard Working fine "Dafuck?" , the only way to fix it temporary is to restart computer or to unplug and then plug it back. i thought that was faulty USB port but it's not, using new Wired keyboard 600 and works Perfectly Fine. found alot reports for this keyboard for being bad at google- fixya - newegg - Amazon, "comfort curve keyboard 2000 static charge build up" but not sure if it's that the problem may was so unlucky and keyboard got broken when i changed Motherboard too. :P got the latest Keyboard Drivers. got lastest BIOS update. got the latest USB Drivers. Notes: I dont know if that counts but new Motherboard also got "Legacy USB Support" the old one didn't had that. Any ideas what could cause that problem? Also noticed that the Comfort Curve keyboard 2000 "Num Lock Light" During the bootup follows the same "rotation" with a PS2 Keyboard.... Light is On at BIOS Goes Off for Windows Loading then comes back On. at Wired Keyboard 600 "Num lock Light" Is Off During BIOS , Come On at Windows Loading. (WARNING BOTH KEYBOARDS WORK DURING BIOS), dont know if all these notes helped.

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  • George
    George Jan 08, 2013

    No ideas anyone? is anyone here?:P

  • George
    George Jan 09, 2013

    Any ideas what could cause that problem?

  • George
    George Jan 27, 2013

    was due to static charge build up

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Hi,
Have you tried my solution for keys not working here?:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t3015431-microsoft_comfort_curve_2000_v_1_key

Mine is toward the bottom, with the video

Good Luck

Posted on Nov 08, 2013

  • Andrew Ornelas Nov 10, 2013

    Please take a look inside your keyboard. You might find a small screw next to the cable wires attached to the board. follow the links to fix the problem.It looks like this is more of a defect than a random issue. For those that haven't yet looked at my links, they describe how to put in a small ground wire to prevent the static build up. This isn't a modification, the post for a ground wire is already in your keyboard, just the factory didn't put one there! This is what is causing the issue.

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SOURCE: comfort curve keyboard 2000v1.0, key A does not respond

Mine does the same thing only sometimes the keys work, then hours later they decide to stop working.

It's a pain in the **** but if you take out all the screws, take the top cover off then put it back on, for some reason the keys start working again.

The problem will come back though. I'm considering keeping the screws out so I can just pop it apart whenever the keys stop working again.

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You can download the manual from Microsoft's support site, here is a direct link to the manual:

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/comfort-curve-keyboard-2000#support

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It will not type the letter that comes after 'a'! and the capital lock will not torn off


I bought this MS Comfort Curve Keyboard in mid 2010, this new technology is wonderful and superb, the keyboard is sheer pleasure to use, that is when it is working! The keys feel really soft and silent, so, it wont wake the baby up. But after only 3 days of usage, that is about 15 hours of typing documents, few keys at random stopped working, this was my 1st ever horror story. This funky MS Comfort Curve Keyboard turned out to be real nasty piece of SM. So, when I unscrewed the keyboard to take it apart, it was good to see that it had no mechanical parts, just two A4 size plastic sheets inside the KB, that have electric circuit printed on them, and on top of that lies a plastic mat with lots of nipples, that you can squeeze with your keys. The fault that few keys had stopped working was due to too much static electric charge build up on these cheep plastic sheets just after few hour usage, and that cuts the keys off. I wish MS(SM) had used better or excellent quality plastic sheets, even one made out of good plastic shopping bag would have done a great job.

So, looks like to keep the cost down for this really cool MS Comfort Curve Keyboard, MS got them made in china in some cheep crazy train factory. Probably like Apple
s Book it was a great idea, was this risk worth taking by Microsoft? At this moment in year 2010. Two off the worlds leading computer software and gadget producer are desperately seeking for two opposite solutions; Apple is looking for a signal transmission Aerial as powerful as microwave oven to spit-roast their customers with pleasure, and Microsoft is looking for quick Lightning conductor to ground the bad vibe signal from ampple thunderous discharge?

This problematic MS Comfort Curve Keyboard can be temporarily repaired, it takes about 15 min max. Unscrew and take apart keyboard, and sensibly discharge the 2 A4 size plastic sheet that have electric circuit printed on them, and that
s it. The keyboard will work only for few hours or few days, so, now you will have to turn into a baby sitter for this pest keyboard, as you will have to nipple feed the monster keyboard all over again, you will have to strip down the keyboard again and again, while it strips you L Till one day some tech guy from Microsoft sneaks onto YouTube to tells us how to permanently fix this keyboard, with hairpins and paperclips.

Some review say that only a small % these SM Comfort Curve Keyboard are faulty. I wonder if the Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard were made by Toyota or by some toy or baby milk factory in China J

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I cannot use the symbols when i press 'shift' and the numbers on top. for example, the explanation point, dollar sign, plus sign, @ symbol, etc. what do i do


Sounds like you're in keylock. Press the Fn key down and the lock symbol down at the same time to stop this. By lock symbol, I mean it looks like a Master lock that you would use to on a locker or something.

Apr 02, 2010 | Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 1.0...

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Backspc,capslck, t keys don't work-ms comfort curve 2000 keyboard


try re-installing the driver for your keyboard. If did not solve, try using your keyboard to another machine and see if it works there.

If it stil didn't work i suspected your keyboard is faulty. You might need to buy one since there's no way to change 3 keyboard keys only.

Jun 03, 2009 | Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Keyboard

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Very peculiar problem


I have manage to workout the cause why few random keys tend to stop working on Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard. These MS comfort curve keyboard are sold in UK and Germany and some other parts of Europe.
The problems with this MS comfort curve keyboard starts when at random some of the keys stop working, it dose not matter how hard you press or for how long, they just wont work, this problem is due to static charge build up on the thin plastic sheet/mat inside the keyboard that has electric circuit printed on them. This new keyboard technology is wonderful and superb, the keyboard is sheer pleasure to use when it is working, when you press the key it is quite soft and silent, so, it wont wake the baby up. it has no mechanical parts inside keyboard, it has lots of small soft plastic **** on plastic matt that you press with your keys so they don’t make any sound, same as in your average Remote control. Even in this year 2010 this plastic sheet circuit board needs lots of improvement yet, because it suffers from static charge build up. Microsoft seems to have opted for the cheapest quality non expensive plastic sheet circuit mat for their keyboard, probably made from some cheep biodegradable recycled plastic condoms, these cheep mats always have tendency to hold onto electric charge and wont discharge when they should, and consequently cut off circuit connections to the keys, same technology that is used in majority of the household remote controls, and ,so, the reason why Remote keys tend to stop functioning after a while.
This problematic MS Comfort Curve Keyboard can be temporarily repaired, it takes about 15 min max. Unscrew and take apart keyboard, discharge the plastic sheet circuit mat and that’s it, the keyboard should work for few hours or days, but you will have to turn into baby sitter for this pest keyboard, as you will have to nipple feed the monster keyboard all over again, you will have to strip down the keyboard again and again, while it strips you L Till some tech guy from Microsoft sneaks onto YouTube to tells us about the permanent fix for the scary leaky discharge from MS Comfort Curve condom L A well funcked keyboard design from SM, that needs plastic mat printed circuit to be patched up with paperclips or hairclips or silver foil and tape L While half way through the year 2010, I still have not seen any info on Microsoft website about a keyboard that was designed on crazy train production line and needs to be returned back to Microsoft for replacement. On this occasion Microsoft must own up about bad keyboard design, the MS loose cannon keyboards that have been sold through vendors to customers.
Personally I never had any problem with any make of keyboard for the last 15 odd years, most of them were Microsoft brand. But in 2010 this was my 1st ever horror story that I had to open up a keyboard with screwdriver and use static charge tools to resolve the issue, as this real funky Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard turned out to be real nasty piece of crazy production work. Probably like Apple’s Book it was great idea, a keyboard with thin plastic sheet circuit board, and with no mechanical parts other then plastic keys. Was this risk worth taking by Microsoft? At this moment in year 2010. Two off the worlds leading computer software and gadget producer are desperately seeking two opposite solutions; Apple is looking for signal transmission Aerial as powerful as microwave oven to spit-roast their customers, and Microsoft is looking for quick Lightning conductor to earth the bad vibe signal from thunderous discharge?
Here are 4 easy options/solution to resolve the non-responsive key problem with Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard, chose wisely, and get the keys working again till Microsoft comes to rescue;
First option is to buy yourself about 200 to 500 meter of heavy duty electric cable, as you will need to connect your Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard to the nearest Lightning conductor in your local area, this will take care that your Microsoft keyboard gets properly discharged when you are busy typing away your long memos on Facebook to tell it to the rest of the world about your misery of using Microsoft keyboards. But downside is that each time there is electric thunderstorm in your local area it will for sure perish you and your Microsoft comfort curve, but upside is that in the end you will be able to bitterly complain to your Gods about nasty discharge from Microsoft Keyboards J
The 2nd solution is a wishful thinking, as still there maybe a hope in hell when in despair; that is if Microsoft has any spare time available to them as they have no time to help customers as they are always totally busy and committed to make lots and lots of money, billions of £$ in shortest time just in case they RUN OUT OF TIME? So, one can hope that MS (SM?) may send some keyboard drivers “service pack N” updates, say 1 Gb plus to Microsoft keyboard users, that will somehow discharge the overcharged keyboard, but again you may have to type each character twice on your keyboard because each time the keyboard static is discharged it will wipe-out your keyboard buffer too L
The third option is really easy and wont cost you fortune and wont make Microsoft super rich either. Go to your local shopping Mall or shopping centre and get yourself decent plastic shopping bag, open the back of the Microsoft keyboard, you will need to unscrew about 15 to 20 screws on the back of the keyboard, and then take out the Microsoft Plastic mat that is probably made from some cheep recycled condoms, and replace it with your good quality plastic shopping bag, hopefully then you wont ever have to worry about the MS SM keyboard problems.
The last and more realistic solution is that Microsoft must buy Google, it dose not matter how much it may cost SM, and then MS can put a video clip on YouTube to guide Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard user on how to take apart their keyboard and correct the plastic mat circuit problem J But 99.911 % of SM keyboard users do not have that extra wasteful time to fiddle around with their keyboards to repair them, and wont put up with jiggery-pokery. Therefore the wisest thing Microsoft must do is to own up the massively horrible problem with some of their keyboards and replace them, it should not matter if the customer has the receipt or not for the keyboard purchase, if the keyboard is less then 3 years old from the time the customer purchased the SM Keyboard, MS must give customer full consumer rights to take the keyboard back to the vendor where it was purchased or customer can send it back to Microsoft head office , and Microsoft must replace it by giving customer option to exchange their keyboards with similar or another safer? Microsoft keyboard. I wonder if the Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard was made by Toyota or by some toy or baby milk company from china J

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Comfort curve keyboard 2000v1.0, key A does not respond


Mine does the same thing only sometimes the keys work, then hours later they decide to stop working.

It's a pain in the **** but if you take out all the screws, take the top cover off then put it back on, for some reason the keys start working again.

The problem will come back though. I'm considering keeping the screws out so I can just pop it apart whenever the keys stop working again.

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