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The remote worked fine with a Mac Pro laptop. Now that I am trying to use it with a MacBook laptop, it suddenly won't do anything with my PowerPoint program. I can use the laser pointer and that's all.

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Hey dlaruel,

Assuming that you're talking about an Apple Remote:
Go to System Prefs, and find the Security panel. Near the bottom, there is a check box "Disable remote control infrared receiver".
Make sure it is NOT checked.
Next to that is a Button labeled "Pair..."
Click this button to "pair" your remote to this computer.

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