The Apple Remote has Hidden Buttons???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by maverick18x, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. maverick18x macrumors member

    May 31, 2005
    My family recently purchased an iMac, and after taking a closer look at the Apple Remote, it seems there are in fact eight buttons, not six. If you look at the bottom end (opposite the black end), it seems the whole bottom panel can be depressed. On the right side of the bottom there's a small indented circle that can also be depressed.

    Does anyone have any idea what these buttons do???

  2. G5Unit macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2005
    I'm calling the cops
  3. maverick18x thread starter macrumors member

    May 31, 2005
  4. wizwaz3 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2006
    Northern Arizona
    So yeah, my battery tray doesn't work... I push the little 'door' or whatever and it barely pops past the actual remote. Am I doing something wrong? :confused:
  5. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    I actually learned that if you hold down the buttons, sorry I don't remember which, in a specific way, you can pair the remote with the iMac or Mini as it may be. This was helpful b/c my Apple TV remote was activating Front Row on my Mini. Even after I paired it to the Apple TV. It wasn't until after I paired the Mini remote to it, that they now only work with their respective units. Strangely the pairing only works for the unit not the remote. So an Apple TV with a paired remote won't accept input from another remote, but it's remote can still operated a Mac that hasn't been paired with its remote.
  6. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    It's menu+right to pair. You gotta hold it until a remote icon comes up on screen.

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