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Wii remote cursor does not show on TV

I have changed the batteries, unplugged/plugged the Wii, resynched the remotes, made sure the recieving bar on top of TV was in place. Still one remote works fine either as p1 or p2 while the other one will not show the cursor on the screen. The bottons on that one still work such as scrolling + or - or powering down.

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Your remote's infrared receiver is broken. This is why the cursor / hand won't show up on the TV. The + and - buttons operate over bluetooth, which explains why they are still working.

If the remote is under warranty you should send it back to Nintendo to repair. If not, I suggest just buying another remote as it will cost more to repair than replace.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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