4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 1, 2012 4:37 PM by DeckerDog97
DeckerDog97 Level 1 Level 1

I bought an IR receiver and an Apple Remote, and I can't get it to work. What am I doing wrong? The receiver is a Lenovo eHome OVU430006/01 USB IR Receiver.


PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.5/1.33 GHz), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Reply by Knucklesmac on Jul 30, 2012 2:16 PM Helpful

Hello,

 

I can't see this working, I believe your IR receiver is intended for PC running Windows. Unless I'm wrong and the reliever has mac drivers, personally I couldn't find any for this particular model.

Without mac drivers I don't think it will work.

 

Best of luck

Reply by Knucklesmac on Jul 31, 2012 12:53 AM Helpful

Hello,

 

You would need to pair the Apple Remote with the receiver. So I would use the generic Mac/PC receiver and follow these instructions:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1619

 

If that doesn't work then check in System Profiler to see if the IR receiver has been recognized by the PowerBook's hardware. You may require the install of drivers for this device to be recognized.

 

Best of luck

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  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4

    Hello,

     

    I can't see this working, I believe your IR receiver is intended for PC running Windows. Unless I'm wrong and the reliever has mac drivers, personally I couldn't find any for this particular model.

    Without mac drivers I don't think it will work.

     

    Best of luck

  • DeckerDog97 Level 1 Level 1

    Ok thanks. I also have a generic Mac/PC ir reciever that came with a different remote. Any way of using that? I already bought the Lenovo receiver and don't want to spend any more extra money. The generic did work with the remote it came with, but I don't like the remote.

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4

    Hello,

     

    You would need to pair the Apple Remote with the receiver. So I would use the generic Mac/PC receiver and follow these instructions:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1619

     

    If that doesn't work then check in System Profiler to see if the IR receiver has been recognized by the PowerBook's hardware. You may require the install of drivers for this device to be recognized.

     

    Best of luck

  • DeckerDog97 Level 1 Level 1

    I followed the linked instructions and had no success. The generic adapter didn't he activate the response light. The Lenovo acted like it worked, but I had no pairing indicator on-screen.