Pairing the remote

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  1. poppe macrumors 68020

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    How do you pair the front row remote so that only my remote can control my mac?

    I thought I knew how by holding down play and menu at the same time, but ever time I do that it makes my remote stop working... And the only way to get it back to working is by unpairing it. Do you all have any advice?
     
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    ... until the lock icon appears on your screen.
     
  4. poppe thread starter macrumors 68020

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    oh awesome

    What is the next button
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    On the circular button, press the >> (going to the right). ...It's the button you would use to go to the next track.
     
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    Awesome, now my mb and my iMac won't be competing with each other anymore for the affection of my apple remote.
     
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    Haha yeah me and my dorm mate were having the same problem and then everywhere I was going, since I am in a film school, I was causing all my buddies Macs to go off... funny stuff though as well.
     
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    Okay. So. I know HOW to do this now...but I have no idea why it isn't working.

    I'm aiming my remote at my MBP's IR sensor from 3-4 inches away, as the instructions say. I'm holding the menu and next buttons. Nothing happens. No lock icon appears. No pairing happens. I check system preferences/security, and I cannot unpair (meaning, again, no pairing happened). What gives? The remote works fine. It does everything else fine, so it's not the battery or anything... help?

    Edit: okay, so just on a whim, I ignored all the instructions I found and tried holding menu and play instead. Sure enough, it worked. Weird, man.
     

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