Pairing remote control with classroom television

Recently teachers at PRACE have relied more and more on the big classroom televisions to broadcast what’s on their iPad or laptop screen.

Unfortunately we’ve had a weird situation at Spring St where the remote control for the TV doesn’t work. Last week I visited Jan down at the new campus, and this was one of the issues arising.

So we called Fraser and discovered the solution. 

Here’s what you need to do if this happens to you:

  1. Find the small USB dongle marked “RF” – attached to a cable – hanging off the back of the TV
  2. Unplug it from the cable
  3. On your remote control, find the RF button on the back (the horizontal keyboard side)
  4. Push that RF button on the remote, and watch the red light on the remote
  5. When the red light stops flashing, and goes constant red, plug in the USB dongle where it came from. 
If it doesn’t stop flashing, you may need to power off/on the remote control first. 
Let us know how you go, in the comments below. Did this work for you? 
BTW, Fraser is also looking into ways to make sure this doesn’t happen. 

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