Little ATV remote not working.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by From A Buick 8, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

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    Our bedroom apple tv has stopped responding to its little remote. Well I guess that is not entirely accurate, when I click a button on the remote the light on the ATV does flash, but nothing else happens. The ATV responds fine to the remote app. I have a second ATV in another room, the remote for that other ATV also is not working with the bedroom ATV. Any ideas
     
  2. institute macrumors regular

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    Make sure the remote is paired with the ATV. To pair or unpair the remote hold the Menu and right buttons on the aluminum Apple Remote, for 6 seconds. This is from:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1555

    Give it a shot. It might be the issue.

    Cheers
     
  3. mic j macrumors 68030

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    Weak battery?
     
  4. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Sometimes the remote loses its pairing with the ATV, not sure why. Weak battery though is probably the cause.
     
  5. From A Buick 8 thread starter macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

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    Must be what it is thanks.
     
  6. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    The remote app is working fine because its a VNC remote and its working over your wireless network, the Apple TV remote is IR. It's either a flat battery or faulty IR receiver. You can test the IR by going into the remote settings and setting up another IR remote in your house such as a TV or AVR remote. If another remote works then its more likely a flat battery in the Apple TV remote.

    The only time I've had pairing issues is when I've had my MacBook and Apple TV in the same room. I've since disabled the remote on my MacBook though.
     
  7. chadrob30 macrumors 6502

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    Or it simply isn't paired. Mine did this the other day out of the blue. Paired it up and it's been fine ever since.
     

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