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Wii Remote Problem

Hi,

I own a Wii and one of my controllers seems to be having a problem. The motion sensing works just fine - I can point and click however much I want to, but when playing any game that requires the remote to be swung (i.e. Mario Strikers (for hitting other players), Wii Sports, etc), it doesn't work. It doesn't register that I pull the remote back when I want to wind up for bowling, it doesn't register that I'm swinging/flicking it for baseball and tennis.

I've tried new batteries, I've tried re-syncing it, I've tried reconnecting it, but nothing fixes the problem. Can anyone suggest a fix? Thanks very much!

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  • smidd1y Nov 17, 2007

    I have same problem wth my wii controll works fine untill you want to swing or let go it does not work! unhappy kids help me please

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2007

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    arrow not on screen to select discs

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    nintendo wii wireless no picking up arrow to select discs

  • bima Nov 19, 2007

    my wii remote is not working, the batteroes r not working too. I changed the batters to new ones and it didn't work still. can u please tell me how to fix it oh and it says to connect a wii romte and I dont know how?

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    Hi,

    I own a Wii and one of my controllers seems to be having a problem. The motion sensing works just fine - I can point and click however much I want to, but when playing any game that requires the remote to be swung (i.e. Mario Strikers (for hitting other players), Wii Sports, etc), it doesn't work. It doesn't register that I pull the remote back when I want to wind up for bowling, it doesn't register that I'm swinging/flicking it for baseball and tennis.

    I've tried new batteries, I've tried re-syncing it, I've tried reconnecting it, but nothing fixes the problem. Can anyone suggest a fix? Thanks very much!

  • stuartmc Dec 15, 2007

    I have the same problem - My remote seems to work fine, until the actual game starts and I have to move the characters, then it is just like it doesn't exist. Help?!

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    own a Wii and one of my controllers seems to be having a problem. The motion sensing works just fine - I can point and click however much I want to, but when playing any game that requires the remote to be swung (i.e. Mario Strikers (for hitting other players), Wii Sports, etc), it doesn't work. It doesn't register that I pull the remote back when I want to wind up for bowling, it doesn't register that I'm swinging/flicking it for baseball and tennis.

    I've tried new batteries, I've tried re-syncing it, I've tried reconnecting

  • ghghghghg Dec 18, 2007

    I own a Wii and one of my controllers seems to be having a problem. The motion sensing works just fine - I can point and click however much I want to, but when playing any game that requires the remote to be swung (i.e. Mario Strikers (for hitting other players), Wii Sports, etc), it doesn't work. It doesn't register that I pull the remote back when I want to wind up for bowling, it doesn't register that I'm swinging/flicking it for baseball and tennis.

    I've tried new batteries, I've tried re-syncing it, I've tried reconnecting it, but nothing fixes the problem. Can anyone suggest a fix? Thanks very much!

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    same problem

  • dagwoods Dec 25, 2007

    I have same problem. Tried "spanking" it and nothing changed. It doesn't know I am swinging it, althought it knows I have released the "B" button. Any other suggestions?

  • jman99 Dec 25, 2007

    Wonderful...Christmas Day and the kids are thrilled to have it work again. Spanking the remote..."Spare the rod..." Thanks!

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    Same old problem, works fine selecting wii sports- tennis, etc, tho when the game starts, it doesnt work. tried new batteries, syncing, smacking.................................

  • danask Dec 26, 2007

    When trying to bowl the remote will not allow you to bowl or play tennis. Checked the remote and sensor/sensitivity....seems to be fine. Help!

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    i was playing it at first and then i turned it off and when i tried to turn it back on it wouldnt work like the leds just blink but wont connect

  • majorang Dec 29, 2007

    I'm having the exact same problem and we just started using it 3 days ago.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem.

  • Caleb123 Jan 03, 2008

    I have the same problem. Mianly with Wii sports, the remote contrl is not in sinc with the game either it is too early, too late or doesn't work at all. I have tried new batteries, I have cleaned the disc, What else can I do?

  • Riverstar Jan 25, 2008

    yeah i have the same problem. sorta. my wimote wont work at all! not at the menu or anywhere! it says im not connected...but ive tryed syncing it, that wont work. any help? im starting to really want to play right now. im bored.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    remote control does not work, light does not blink, con not sync. I have tried changing batteries but continue with the same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    its a bad connection on your battery plate. Open your wii mote and look at the battery plate connected to the chip board one side shoud be stick up causing a bad connection. Im trying gorilla glue, but if you have a soldering gun that would probably work better.


  • Wii nuts Apr 27, 2008

    i have the same problem i can go on my WII SPORTS and everthing is ok i go on baseball go to swing and ..... nothing happens !!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    I have the same problem. Will Nintendo fix this?

  • jeremyd2010 Jul 02, 2008

    I can't turn on the wii with the remote & the light blinks but the remote won't work right & i press 1 & 2 at the same time & I've done it on both remote & it still won't work

  • lil alool Jul 06, 2008

    hi i have been experiencing the same problem the wii remote turns on and then when i want to swing to play wii sports it does not pick up and if any one can help it would be much appreciated

  • Anonymous Jul 06, 2008

    i have tried new batteries .it wont let my control sync.

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    Hi i am getting pissed cause none of my wii remotes are now synced I have 1 remote from here and 2 from japan I haved trying whats said on here to resyc them and nothing happens.I am considering taking out the battery and replacing it and then hopeing it will sync 1 on them atleast I have a Pal wii by the way i tryed all different batteries and nothing apart from trying the panasonic ones they come with and I also dont think I have tried any other alkaline ones I am not certain.I dont know why nintendo have done this the wii motes should have been made easier to configurate and their not its a major pain.

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2008

    wii remote doesn't work. the motion sensor doesn't work

  • mmmmm229 May 08, 2009

    my 2nd wii remote blinks then stops

  • kenton_carry May 11, 2010

    Wii Remote problem is one of the common problem of Nintendo Wii. You may check out the DIY Wii Fix Guide,
    that explains step by step to fix the problem without any technical
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Try syncing the remote (under the cover on the back of the wii remote where the battery's are there is a circular red button press it then on the front of the wii where you can put your SD card there is a rectangular button press it if that does not work then try doing it the other way around if that does not work keep trying if that does not work i dont know what will

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I had the exact same problem. My remote worked on the menu but did not work to swing in baseball or to bowl. I gave it a hard slap on the backside and it seems to be working fine. It was fun also.

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Hi there

 

Had the same problem the motion sensor worked fine choosing the game, number of palyers etc but would not work for Wii sports no hitting in baseball and a lopsided boxer!! Found another web page that suggested turning the Wimote over and spanking it.  Thought what the heck and tried it - solved the problem working fine and have a very happy child again!!

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I was having the same problem. i was so furious i was about to to throw this thing away. my first remote stopped working about a month ago. everything worked except it would not swing in the tennis game. today same thing happened w/ my second remote. so you can say i was pretty pissed. my batteries had full power. i went ahead and reset the whole system and scrubbed the battery connectors w/ a knife to get a better connection. working perfect now.

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Its all to do with the motion sensor bar..i found if its located on top of your tv it works better. ocassionally if the remote is dropped the alinement can also be tempermental.

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    in the settings of the wii you can set the position of the sensor bar

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