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Windows 7: Another "remote not working" thread

05 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
Another "remote not working" thread

Hi guys,

I'm using a four-year-old Dell Inspiron laptop that came with a "Dell Angel USB TV Tuner" and the Microsoft eHome RC6 remote and IR transceiver. In all four years I haven't been able to get the damn thing to work with my computer and I would like to finally take care of it if anyone here can help.

I have tried all of the usual tricks; changing batteries, shorting the remote, and uninstalling the device in device manager.

I have tried changing settings in the registry to allow universal remotes, too. (I even went so far as to change the values for EnableDebounce to 1 for all of the listed registry values in that section, just in case my remote was one of the ones set to 0.)

Nothing's worked thus far.

The transceiver is currently plugged into my computer, in one of the rear USB ports, above the port my tuner is using. It has been installed correctly, according to Windows. The remote blinks when I press buttons, and the transceiver blinks in response to the button presses, but it's like my computer just isn't registering the presses as anything. The remote that came with my Xbox 360 doesn't work either, even though it also creates a corresponding blink on the transceiver when buttons are pressed.

Does anybody have any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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