Problems with Apple Remote / IR sensor

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by catracho, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. catracho macrumors member

    May 27, 2006

    I just bought a black MacBook (I love it) but my apple remote / IR sensor is not working so I can't use FrontRow (I can activate FrontRow with command + esc in the keyboard).

    How can I solve the problem? Maybe is the battery in the remote or something with the IR sensor?

    Please help me!

    PD: IR sensor is active in security settings.
  2. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    i've heard that different remotes can be assigned to different comptuers, so that the signal from one remote wont be picked up by a different computer when you dont want it to, maybe your remote was accidentally assigned to a different computer in the factory? perhaps you need make sure your remote is assigned to your computer, i know that this is possible and easy, but i'm not sure how to do it. i'm pretty sure this will clear up the problem.
  3. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2006
    try holding your remote 3-4" from the IR sensor, and hold down MENU and >>| (the forward button) together for 5 seconds... an icon should appear on the screen signifying the pairing of the remote to the computer
  4. catracho thread starter macrumors member

    May 27, 2006
    I tried but nothing happen (no icon appears).

    Another Idea?
  5. catracho thread starter macrumors member

    May 27, 2006
    How could I check if the problem is the remote or the IR sensor?

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