Cannot pair remote...?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by TDHXXX, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. TDHXXX macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2009
    My new apple remote suddenly stopped working and I am unable to pair it as well... I think it may have a flat battery but I doubt it as I have only had it a few days... does anyone know what could be causing this?
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    quick way to test the remote, aim it a digital camera (of any kind, cell phone, regular still camera, iSight) and press a button, you will be able to see a white-ish light if it's transmitting (try it out with another working remote from your TV if you don't see anything, just to see what i mean)

    try taking the battery out, and putting it back in.

    it's possible the packaging was messed up and was pushing a button, so you could have a flat battery.
  3. TDHXXX thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2009
    I'm not sure what happened but it seems to be working now (after giving up on it),

    Thanks though. :)

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