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MacBook Pro IR Remote pairing problem and solution
Authored by: gresmi on Mar 11, '06 10:51:12PM

Using the new core duo mac mini I found where some people may also run into a potential problem. It didn't seem to want to pair the device using either key combination. After trying them both, all of a sudden it appeared that the remote wouldn't work. I looked in system prefs to check that the remote sensor was on, it was, and it claimed that the remote was not paired. I then realised that I wasn't logged in as an administrator. Once I had logged in as an administrator, the remote still didn't work, but now system prefs claimed that a remote WAS paired with the computer. Unpairing the remote then got the remote to work once again.

Moral of the story - when pairing a remote, make sure you're logged in as an administrator!

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