I think the infrared on my mac mini is busted?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by KyleHarrison, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. KyleHarrison macrumors newbie

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    But I don't know how to tell, is the problem :/

    in the previous residence I lived in, I had my macmini in the downstairs and y iMac in the upstairs in my room. Simply by carrying the apple remote with me I was able to control both separately without any reconfiguration or problems.

    I then moved and had to leave the mini behind for 2 months, but I've retrived it since, so I hooked it up to my tv with the intent of being a central movie player, and for whatever reason I can't get the remote to spark ANY reaction from the mac mini whatsoever. However the iMac reacted to every button press (they both occupy the same living room now)

    I went into the securty panel in the iMac and force paired it (holding menu and Next tgether) then unpaired and disabled any remote capability from it. Now when I go to the mini, still no reaction from the mini at all.


    Is my infrared busted? How do I tell??
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    On the Mini, try disabling, then re-enabling the infrared receiver (System Preferences > Security, General. Also, verify that the IR receiver is active on the USB bus. If it's not there, try resetting the PRAM.
     
  3. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    Funny, I think mine is busted too. Just stopped working yesterday :( I JUST got this thing in May. I followed the same steps as the OP to troubleshoot but still nothing.

    How do you do this?
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    oops. Meant to put that part in.

    It's in System Profiler. You can get to it by :apple:menu > About This Mac, click "More Info..." Alternately, hold down the "option" while opening the :apple:menu, then select "System Profiler..."

    Under "Hardware", select "USB" from the list on the left. It should look like this:
     

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  5. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like everything is OK?
     

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  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    At least as far as it being properly detected as an active h/w device.
     
  7. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    cool, thanks
     

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