8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2008 2:29 PM by grangej
RealMonster Level 1 Level 1
My remote works. Front Row and Plex respond to the remote just fine. This isn't a problem with the iMac not being able to sense the remote.

However, it won't pair. It claimed it was paired with this remote before, but it was activating a laptop across the room. I realize now that I should have just turned off the remote reception on that laptop, but instead I decided to unpair and re-pair the remote to the iMac. I disabled the pairing, and now it won't pair itself again. I've tried the instructions several times to no avail. Is there anything that I should be resetting specifically?

20" iMac Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6
    Try unpairing it again. It may not really be unpaired.
    I did not find any preference file for the remote. It's probably buried in the Security .plist.

    And yes, pairing a remote makes the computer respond only to that remote, but the remote can still work on any other Mac with an IR input. The pairing is only on the computer side.
  • SethHester Level 1 Level 1
    Did you re-enable pairing?
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6
    Pairing and unpairing is not really done through the security pane. Pushing the Pair or Unpair button merely gives one the instructions on which buttons to press on the remote.
    When done successfully, the security button will toggle to indicate the current state of the computer, but other than that, the button does nothing. Basically pairing/unpairing is all in the wrists, so to speak. The computer is a passive instrument in this operation. The remote tells the computer what to do.

    Message was edited by: nerowolfe
  • cdsouthsidec1 Level 1 Level 1
    i had a question, please tell me how to hook record, cd, tape player, video camcorder or stereo system up tto my apple macbook lap top mb402lla 13.3 inch lap top to store viseo and music files on it/ please help me.
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6
    Please do not threadjack. It is rude and leads to confusion. This thread is for ANSWERING the OP's question, not for introducing an entirely new problem which does not even belong in this forum.
    You are asking a hardware question that has nothing to do with Leopard.
    Also your profile does not even show what hardware or OS you are running.

    Please update your profile and ask your question in the proper forum and not on someone else's thread.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    Classic Mac OS
    Welcome to Apple Discussions!

    As some are not be familiar with Apple Discussions structure, I've put up a user tip here so you and others new to its structure can know where and how to post:


    Please don't let this slight speed bump prevent you from finding a good place to post. There are people here who want to help, though it helps having the post in a place where a larger audience of people can answer.
  • cdsouthsidec1 Level 1 Level 1
    Thank you, I hope I can find people who can help with my question.


  • grangej Level 1 Level 1
    I thought I would let everyone know, for anyone who can not get the remote to pair. You have to be signed in as an administrator to do the pairing.