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Keyboard buttons not working (weird problem?)

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
January 16, 2013 1:11:34 PM


I have a weird problem with my Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000.
Every key works fine except for the Z and the C button. I tried removing the keys and looking under but there is nothing stuck under and it presses fine just like any other buttons.
In some days, the Z and C button will work. On other days it would not.
On the days it would not work, if I hold the Z button for ~1 minute, after that minute it would begin to start working again. (same with the C button).

Does anyone know what is wrong with the keys?
I have tried this on another USB port and the problem is still the same.
I had no problems with the keyboard until a few weeks ago. (owned the keyboard for a year)

Thanks for the help!
January 16, 2013 6:13:18 PM

How old is the keyboard ?
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January 16, 2013 6:31:24 PM

Underneath all the keys are small contacts that respond to your pressing of the key , if the z and c key are excessivly used then they coould become unresponsive.
However when they test the keys for longevity they usually will last for thousands and thousands of key presses.

A lot of keyboards will come with a warranty and some for up to 3 years , so you may want to check and see if it's still under warranty.
January 17, 2013 11:07:37 PM

Best answer selected by crzyice.