I have a few Logitech Harmony remotes in my house. They used to work fine: when choosing an activity that requires the HTPC (media center PC), it would turn it on, and then sleep it when hitting the all off button on the Harmony.
Well, when I decided to use the newer Media Center PC SE option on the Logitech Harmony software, it no longer works. Power off/toggle can sleep/standy the HTPC, but power on DOES NOT WORK.
The problem is with the remote, as another wireless usb device (logitech multimedia keyboard that looks like a spatula) works with it. All of the power settings are correct: S3 in BIOS, power on by USB enabled, and also enabled in the Windows device manager.
The IR receiver has a red led inside that lights up when it senses a signal. That lights up when I try to turn the HTPC on, but it won't turn it on. I tried different USB ports also, no go. Why would TWO DIFFERENT HTPCs with two different remotes do the same thing? My answer... Logitech screwed something up on their new "Media Center SE" option. The power on signal must be wrong or something.
Any ideas, other than obvious ones? I'm an IT admin, so I have a decent amount of knowledge... but I've already spent over an hour to no avail.
Thanks in advance.