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Remote Control not working properly

Postby Lost Heaven » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:46 pm

First of all, as this is my first post in this forum, I would like to send my regards to the community, specially to Borkar, whom I already knew from another forum.

I have an Amilo M3438G, fortunately, one that doesn't manifestates the lag issue (it did 4 times in the first 2 weeks I owned it, but then I installed the latest Via driver and never had more brrs). Anyway, that's not the point here. The thing is that the remote control that came with it never worked as it should. I mean, the only keys that seem to work properly are the volume ones. Everything else does nothing, in every program I tried (PowerDVD, InstantON, etc...). Has anyone had the same problem? I searched the forum, but seems there are no complains like this...

Besides this, it seems my InstantON doesn't work either :? when I insert a dvd on the drive it doesn't seem to play at all, and if I try to search for videos on the hard-drive, it just shows me 2 or 3 folders on some documents folders on C:\...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers!
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Postby aspettl » Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:34 pm

In some programs you can use global hotkeys (or similar). The remote control signals are handled by keycodes.
This doesn't work with every key, but Rivaman created some tools, attached here: http://www.amilo-forum.de/topic,5728,-M ... legen.html (German, but the tools should work anyway.)

It is a known problem that InstantOn can't play everything. First, it only supports files on drive C:, second, it doesn't support every format. (I don't know a solution.)
But I don't own a notebook with InstantOn, so I can't say very much.

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Postby Lost Heaven » Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:04 pm

Thank you for your reply Aaron, your information regarding InstantOn not playing files outside drive C:\ is already a big help! I didn't know that.

But even so, it's strange, as I said, mine doesn't show all the contents inside a folder. It just shows 2 or 3 folders or files, maximum. It's not a major problem, but it would be nice to know how to fix this issues, just to use all the funcionalities of the laptop...

Regarding the remote, I will definitly check that thread and program out.

Danke vielmals!
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Re: Remote Control not working properly

Postby zipper » Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:33 pm

Lost Heaven wrote:Besides this, it seems my InstantON doesn't work either :? when I insert a dvd on the drive it doesn't seem to play at all, and if I try to search for videos on the hard-drive, it just shows me 2 or 3 folders on some documents folders on C:\...


I installed the InstantOn upgrade from FSC support and at least does the Remote/DVD player combo work - haven't tried from other sources. It doesn't want to start from hibernated lappy, must be shut down.
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Postby Lost Heaven » Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:18 am

Hey zipper, I downloaded it too after reading your post, and I really see an improvement! Besides seeming somewhat better than the version I had, now it recognizes my external hdd and reads my videos. Great! Besides, the remote seems to work in some situations now, as you said. I haven't tested this very much, but I will keep you guys posted.

To anyone that reads this thread with same problem as mine, download the latest version of InstantOn on FujitsuSiemens website (the 3 combo pack).
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