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Cursor doesn't match Wiimote emitter position

I realized that my cursor on the Wii was four or five inches down from where the emitter was pointing. I don't know what caused it; it must have been over time because I didn't notice it until I tried using a gun accessory. As far as I know my Sensor Bar hasn't moved in the slightest. How can I reset the alignment?

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  • cyberpunk83 Nov 14, 2008

    I did this already; the position of the cursor in relation to the Wiimote emitter still didn't change. My sensor bar is on top of my TV, and I put the sensitivity on 5, it used to be on 3.


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go here and follow the instructions to reset your sensor bar

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    Debs Nov 14, 2008

    okay look here for problems with remotes and cursors not behaving correctly, scroll down the page and look at all the options/solutions.

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    Debs Nov 15, 2008

    the only time this happens to my son is when the batteries are nearly dead. I don't know what else to suggest.

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    Debs Nov 25, 2008

    this happened to my sons wii again, and under closer inspection the end of his remote (the sensor bit) was covered in fingerprints, cleaned this off and now works again no problem


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