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Sensor bar / remote issues with Golf games

I have Tiger Woods and Wii Sports Golf which were playing fine for months, suddenly i seem to have problem with the remotes/sensor bar. The swing motion now often 'cuts out' half-way through, for example only registering a backswing. This happens about 50% of the time but effectively ruins both games. Have tried switching remotes, changing batteries, adjusting the sensitivity settings and moving the postion of the sensor bar, all to no effect. I'm standing well within range of the sensor bar, and was playing both games like this with no problems for many months previously. Can only think that the sensor bar is starting to pack up? anyone got any other ideas?

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Re: Sensor bar / remote issues with Golf games

There might be so many reasons, You may visit Wii Fix Guide to know exactly the reason for this problem also this DIY guide will help you to fixing the problem without any technical knowldege. It also gives information on fixing many Wii Related Problems, so its a kind of Wii Problems Reference Fix Guide.

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Sometimes sunlight affects the signals between wii remote and sensor bar. check that. is it the sensor bar thats the problem or the remotes. if its the sensor bar you could go get a new one. they also sell battery powered wireless ones, which are grat for plasmas.

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Re: Sensor bar / remote issues with Golf games

Has the sensor bar perhaps been moved? Is it becoming obstructed by furniture or something else?

Posted on Sep 13, 2007

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