Apple remote on iMac magnet getting weaker

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 2Shae, May 22, 2007.

  1. 2Shae macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2006
    I have a 20" iMac with the Apple Remote on the side and I've started to notice that it doesn't stick as well as it use to do.
    I think that the magnet inside the remote is loosing it's strength or something.

    Know what I should do ?

    ps: I bought my iMac in January 2007
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    The remote doesn't have a magnet -- the computer has the magnet.

    My guess is that the magnet somehow got dislodged inside your computer case. I've had my iMac much longer and don't have a problem with it. I guess you could try taking your computer apart to fix it, but I'd suggest calling apple support first. They might have an easier answer.
  3. Tommyjolly macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Sheffield, UK
    The reason for that is probably, that the magnet is at one certain spot on your imac, and if you don't hit it properly with your remote, the remote drops... as simple as that!
  4. carfac macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
    Mine has never "held" my remote, no matter how I position it.
  5. joshwest macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2005
    I can tell mine is alittle weak i dont use the one on the side of my imac that much since the :apple: tv

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