New iMac, trouble with apple remote

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by downingp, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. downingp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2006
    I just bought a 24" Alu iMac. I sold my old iMac so I could buy it. I am pretty impressed with it so far. The one problem I am having though is with the Apple remote. It doesn't seem to work. I push the Menu button and Front Row doesn't come up. I try to change the volume and that doesn't change either. It almost acts like a device with a low battery. Every once in a while it will let me change the song in itunes or change the volume; but the majority of the time, it doesn't work at all.

    any ideas? Thanks.
  2. BlakTornado Guest


    Apr 24, 2007
    Washington, OH
    Open photobooth and hold up the remote to the iSight. If you see a light flash on the end of the remote (The black bit) when you press the buttons, it's not a low battery.

    But try it and see. You might just have a low battery.
  3. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2006
    I did what you said. I pushed the button several times and I only saw the light flash on the first push. The rest of the time I pushed the button nothing happened.
  4. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2006
    Should I take the apple remote into the Apple store and get another one?

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