Apple remote (what happens when it dies?)

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  1. Vader macrumors 65816

    Vader

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    I tried searching, but I couldn't find a thread on this.
    I have the little remote that came with m macbook. I figure I can use this alot at college, connecting my computer to the tv as a dvd/movie/music player. Will this remote's batteries die in 5 years? Can the batteries be replaced, or do I just have to get a new remote if it dies? I am figuring it is like the Nike+ in that once the batteries die, you toss it and get a new one.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Check the nub at the bottom. It's the battery eject.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You can change the battery. There is a little button on the bottom of the Apple Remote that you push in to get access to the battery.
     
  4. Vader thread starter macrumors 65816

    Vader

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    How about that!
    Thanks for the info. I had pushed the button before, but it only made the bottom wobble. This time I pushed it with something thinner so I could push it in all the way, and out pops the bottom. Thanks!
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    It is a CR2032 battery - readily available at most shops and cost about $3.
     
  6. klymr macrumors 65816

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    On a side note about those batteries...I work at a jewelery store and we replace watch batteries and charge $10 to open a watch (or other device that runs off a similar battery). Most batteries cost us around $0.25 to $0.90, so we are making a killing off these things. But yes, I'm glad Apple has made this one a user replaceable battery. That makes things nice.
     

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