Front Row wont recognize remote

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  1. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a

    tjcampbell

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    Hi friends,

    Any idea on this one.

    I have a Core Duo MBP and it does not recognize my front row remote.

    I press Apple Esc and Front Row begins. So yes, the program is there.

    I tried pairing it with the IR but maybe it was going wrong because nothing happened.

    I pointed it at the sensor and held both the Menu and the Next/Ffwd button for five seconds as stated on the apple site. Nothing happened. Tried this a few times. Maybe the remotes a dead one? I hadn't tried to use my front row until today.

    I also went into the security section of system preferences and made sure that the disable IR was not checked.

    Cheers, Tom
     
  2. Sean7512 macrumors 6502a

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    It is possible that the remote's battery is dead. Try changing it, and then see...If that doesn't work, call Apple. I'm sure they'll replace it.
     
  3. tjcampbell thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Any idea how to change it or what sort of battery it takes? Cheers, tom
     
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  6. hqsbud macrumors member

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    Did it work? When I got my MBP, my remote didn't work. I popped in a working battery from my daughter's remote, and it still didn't work. So I took a small screwdriver and bent the battery contacts in slightly to sort of squeeze the battery better. Ever since then, it worked.
     

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