Anyone else's Apple TV remote dying?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Idgit, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. Idgit macrumors 6502

    Idgit

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    My Apple TV 2's remote is getting weaker and flakier. It has a new battery in it, but its range has shortened considerably. I have to be within 6 feet of the Apple TV for the clicks to register. Also, the vertical range in which it is effective is now very small, about 2 feet.

    What could possibly be failing in the remote's innards? It's almost as if the infrared transmitter is weakening.
     
  2. ABC5S macrumors 68040

    ABC5S

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    Can't answer your question, but mine seems to be weaker now over when I got it a year or more ago. Wonder if anyone knows what is the Remote range anyway ? I have my Apple TV placed around 12 feet away from my chair (New battery) and it takes a few presses in order it to work. Hope the new Apple TV remote will be better.

    Good luck with yours
     
  3. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    No problems with the remote that came with my ATV2 or when I use the plastic white remote that came with my 2008 black MacBook. I did replace both batteries a few months ago.
     
  4. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

    oneMadRssn

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    You sure that new battery is actually new? Those coin batteries tend to sit on the store shelves for years and years sometimes; they aren't as widely used as AA or AAA batteries. Its good practice to check the date on the package at the very least.
     
  5. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    Okay...?

    Mine died.

    New battery didn't fix it.

    New remote did.

    $20 well spent.
     
  6. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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