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When ever i try to play my wii, the curser goes crazy all over the screen...when i play a game not requiring the sensor bar, it works fine...i try to play Call Of Duty World At War and the gun goes crazy...tried changing batteries. even bought rechargable ones...still not working...I have tried sitting different distances away from the TV but no help...both my remotes doing it...any ideas???

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  • Wolfman101 Mar 04, 2009

    its not junk...its a brand new wii and remote...thanks for the suggestion...i will try that

  • Wolfman101 Mar 04, 2009

    its not junk...its a brand new wii and remote...thanks for the suggestion...i will try that



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You can solve the cursor from going crazy by turning out a few lights. If you have pictures in the room that have glass covering them the lights reflect off them and create havoc for the sensor bar. Maybe pull a few curtains shut too. It maybe only one light that is doing it so turn one off and see what happens. If that doesn't work turn out another until you find the culprit.

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Buy a new remote. that one is junked.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009


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