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I'm trying to go through the setup to WII fit. My child did the body test with no problems a couple of days ago. I keep getting an error (fidgeting) when I try to take the body test.

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  • gobrigavitch Jan 02, 2009

    Wii board constantly tells me I'm fidgeting and the green blob is way off to one side. I thought the board was defective, but I'll try the setup screen that I've read about and see if I can sort it out.

  • norcrosa Jan 22, 2009

    I am having the same problem. The board was working fine for about 3 weeks and then today for no reason it keeps giving us an error and/or says to push A because we are fidgeting. I can get it to go through the body test, but the it completely wrong, weighing us about 24 pounds less and the balance tests are impossible and completely wrong. HELP!

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    Please please please help, my centre of balance is way off, i clicked she settings bit to test it and it said that the balance board is not functioning property and the top left part of the board had a cross on it. It said to refer tot he manual but i cannot find that anywhere is there anything else i can do to fix it?

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    Exactly the same thing the guy tried to do the fix for this probablem wasn't helpfull at all. What more information do you need. You stand still. The fit says your fidgeting. End of story. No thick carpet. No weak bateries. No fidgeting.

  • gobrigavitch May 11, 2010

    I thought your help was not very helpful at all. If you read the problems we are having you would see that we have done all of the steps you suggested. The boards are malfunctioning. They won't center when they had been every time before that. They also say they are defective on the setup screen and advise calling support. My guess is that one of the 4 sensors has quit and that is why everything is so scewed to the opposite side.



    I don't think it is a fixable problem. Replacement seems to be the only solution

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Please be a bit more detailed in the problem. The Wii Fit Balance Board is very sensitive to weight shifts. Ensure that you allow the board to calibrate properly. To do this, I would suggest the following steps:

1) Place balance board on a sturdy, flat, smooth surface. If you have average-shag carpet, be sure to use the little adapters that fit over the feet. If the carpet is too thick, then it will NOT work properly. You may want to consider a small piece of plywood or something similar to set between the carpet and Balance Board.

2) Don't step onto the board until it has calibrated (this is when the board establishes its zero point). It will clearly say "Starting Up" followed by "Ok, Step On." After this, you can generally stay on the board unless a particular routine asks you to get off or for some reason it needs to recalibrate.

3) Finally, you must ALWAYS back out all the way to the Wii Fit Plaza (where you pick your Mii) if you change players. Once the board is configured for one player, it will only be suitable for that individual. Its sensitivity is based on an individuals weight. For instance, if the board is calibrated for a 3-year old's Mii, and an adult decides to play any of the routines on that Mii, the board will be over sensitive (calibrated for the lighter weight). Conversely, if an sdult's Mii is selected and a child plays a routine, the board may not detect the movement.

I hope these steps will help. If not, please offer a step by step explanation on what you are doing and I will try to reassess your situation.

Thanks!

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

  • VentureForth Feb 02, 2009

    I appreciate your honest comment to my suggestion. I would have assumed that if the sensor is bad (and says so on the troubleshooting), then that is not a problem ANYONE here can fix, therefore I did not include the most obvious solution which is, of course, calling the manufacturer.

  • VentureForth Feb 04, 2009

    In addition, please reserve a rating of '1' for truly inappropriate replies. If the suggestions are not helpful at all, a minimum rating of '2' is appropriate.



    Thanks for using Fixya.

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If your Wii Fit Balance Board is on carpet, be sure to use the extra foot pads that came with your board. If your carpet is really thick, you may need to use a flat woodend board to set the balance board on.

Finally, make sure that you are NOT using your child's Miii to do your own balance test. Each user of Wii Fit must use their own Mii character.

If you don't like my suggestion, please don't rate this suggestion a '1'. If my suggestion doesn't help, the problem may exceed the scope of what can be answered here. You will need to contact Nintendo directly through their website and open a problem ticket.

Good Luck!

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