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    Apple remote control

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    Question (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 :



    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

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    Apple remote control
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    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
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    Apple remote control

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    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

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    Apple remote control
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    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
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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