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I have a wireless key board (MICROSOFT COMFORT CURVE DESKTOP 5000) that had been working fine since I purchased it over three months ago. Now all of a sudden my left control key does not work, my left shift key does not work, and my enter key does not work.

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Check the battery.

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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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