Thursday, January 21, 2010

MCE Remote Stops Working

Quick post in case it happens to me again. My MCE IR remote stopped working suddenly and after some Googling I found out that I needed to change the batteries. The weird part is that it also required the remote to be "reset". One way is to short the battery terminals, but that didn't work for me so I found another solution.

  1. Take the batteries out of the remote.
  2. Hold the power button down and then press every other button on the remote once.
  3. Replace the batteries.
  4. Pray to the Microsoft gods.
Hopefully this helps someone else.


Anonymous said...

Just tried it. It actually works :-) Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Wow ... the Microsoft gods smiled upon me. Thanks for the tip!