Infrared Reception & Apple Remote.

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  1. Tissue Paper macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    How do I know if my Macbook has infrared reception or not? My Apple remote doesn't work on my Macbook Pro although it used to work on a first generation platinum Macbook. I changed the battery but it's still not functioning. I went to my privacy settings under System Preferences but there's no "IR options" to select/deselect per Apple's site suggestion. Now I'm wondering if the Macbook actually has IR reception?

    Thanks.
     
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Did you click on the Advanced button?
     
  3. SideStepSociety macrumors 6502

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    What kind of MacBook Pro is it? If it's a Retina, it does not support IR.

    If the MacBook does not have a small black IR window on the front edge, it does not support IR.

    IF it DOES have the IR window, you could try resetting the SMC of the MacBook to remedy the issue.
     
  4. Tissue Paper thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi, I did yes but I only have two options there:

    1. Log out after 60 mins of inactivity.
    2. Require an admin password to access system-wide preferences

    This is why I'm wondering now if the computer has IR to begin with.
     
  5. Tissue Paper thread starter macrumors regular

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    SideStep,

    It is a Retina MacBook. I think you're right, it's not IR compatible. That's weird isn't it? I thought that's like a standard feature now in all computers now a days. So in this case, there's no way for the remote to work then?
     
  6. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Standard feature in all computers? Outside of my older macs (and current mini's), I've only had one PC laptop that had IR functionality built in.
     
  7. Tissue Paper thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well that just goes to show you how much I really know about these machines :D
     

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