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Paradox 08-19-2010 04:28 PM

(solved) Apple remote control
 
Hey there,

I have a MacBook (with 10.6) and I got a remote control that belongs to the iMac of a friend of mine. For me remote control is this :

http://www.ipresents.co.uk/a/i/stuff/apple-remote.jpg

So I tried using it on my laptop, pressing all buttons and stuff, but I guess it's configured to work with the other computer only...
So my question is : is there a way to, I don't know, reset or configure again the remote control to make it work with my MacBook ?
I didn't find anything on the net, there are only things about the software or functionality to control your mac from another mac.

Thanks in advance :)

Paradox

pigoo3 08-19-2010 04:33 PM

Are you sure that the MacBook that you're trying to use the remote with has an IR transceiver?

Because for example...the "Late 2009" & "Mid-2010" MacBooks DO NOT have an IR transceiver...and thus cannot use the remote.

HTH,

- Nick

Paradox 08-19-2010 04:49 PM

I bought mine in January, so I guess it belongs to the late 2009 ones... Besides, it's not even listed in the tech specs of the latest MacBook, so I guess you're right, there ain't any port lol
Thanks for your quick answer, I'll try to find a bluetooth one in Apple Store :)
Greetings from Paris,
Paradox

pigoo3 08-19-2010 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paradox (Post 1100544)
I bought mine in January, so I guess it belongs to the late 2009 ones... Besides, it's not even listed in the tech specs of the latest MacBook, so I guess you're right, there ain't any port lol
Thanks for your quick answer, I'll try to find a bluetooth one in Apple Store :)
Greetings from Paris,
Paradox

Yes...it sounds like you have one of the newer MacBook's that don't have an IR port. I found this out a couple weeks ago...and was kind of surprised to see that Apple eliminated the IR port. This is probably one way Apple gets folks to buy a more expensive MacBook Pro.

Good luck,

- Nick


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