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Wii remote hi guys the problem im facing with my wii remote, im able to use it fine as i choose my options, the sensor bar does catch my movement as i choose my choice of game and character, however as im trying to play the game i.e Wii Sport Tennis, "im Swingin" but nothing happens!!! and the same happens for the rest of the wii sports

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Another solution would be to test the sensor bar and here is how to do it.
First turn on the system and get it to the main screen. Next get a digital camera or a camcorder and aim the camera at the sensor bar. there are a series of lights on either side of the sensor bar five on each side.if all the lights are lit then it is a problem with the remote itself, if one side of the lights are off or none are on then the sensor bar needs to be replaced. Sometimes the sensor bar just goes bad and needs to be replaced. If it is still under warranty you can call the customer service number that is located in the back of the instruction manual and they will send you a new one free of charge. Make sure before you call that you have registered your console with Nintendo, it makes the process much much easier

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You need to smack the wii controller on your hand like you were hitting a fly. trust me, this happened to me before, when my wii just came out of the box.

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This could very possibly be an issue with the sensor bar. Try these steps:
  1. First, ensure your sensor bar is plugged into the console and oriented properly! Take a look at this picture to see how it's supposed to be facing (NOTE: you will NOT see the purple lights even if your sensor bar is working!! These are ultraviolet lights and are not detectable to the human eye!) Click here for the picture.
  2. Make sure your Wii remote is on and has new batteries! Older batteries decrease the strength of the light that the Wii remote gives off that it uses to communicate with your sensor bar.
  3. Assuming these things work, consider increasing the sensitivity of your sensor bar. Directions for how to do this have been posted online by Nintendo here.
If none of this works, chances are there's something wrong with your sensor bar, Wii remote, or a combination of both. Replace the sensor bar before replacing anything else. If that doesn't work, get a new Wii remote. Good luck!

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My wii remotes are not responding to my wii unless i am within a foot of the receiver anyone know why? and how to fix it, thanks

  1. Access the Wii System Settings
  2. Click on the blue arrow to reach the Wii System Settings 2 menu options.
  3. Choose "Sensor Bar " and select "sensitivity"

  • Use the Wii Remote to get the cursor to get the two white dots in the test field.
  • If you see two blinking dots, then the sensitivity is currently set correctlyIf you don't see two blinking dots (they don't have to blink at the same time), adjust the sensitivity with the + and - buttons of the Wii Remote until you see two blinking dots.
  • Select "Confirm" to save the setting.
Please note that the higher the sensitivity setting, the more sensitive the Sensor Bar becomes to sunlight and various light sources. This may impact the operation of the Wii Remote. The initial recommended distance for using the Wii Remote Pointer is 3 to 8 feet from the Sensor Bar.
Seeing more than two dots?
If you see more than two dots on the Sensitivity screen, then the Wii Remote is picking up on additional light sources. Verify that there are no bright light sources, including sunlight, behind or near the TV, shining towards the Wii Remote or reflecting off the TV screen. Avoid sources of infrared light in the gameplay area such as electric, propane or kerosene heaters, flames from fireplaces or candles, and stoves or other sources of heat.

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I am attempting to adjust my wii remote sensitivity. The minus button will not work. it is currently set at 5...when I press the plus button it beeps as if I am adjusting in the positive, however when I...


Here are few Home remedies that should help you fix the issue.If you still face any problems then it is an internal issue with your remote and you will have to contact the nintendo support.
  1. Clean the Wii remote pointer lens. Use a soft cloth to remove any sticky substances. Wii remote jackets, stickers or other objects should not block the remote pointer lens, as it will cause characters to move erratically, disappear or remain off-center.

  2. Operate the Wii remote between three to eight feet away from the sensor. Otherwise, it will not perform properly.

  3. Note that infra-red lights from candles, toys, appliances, fireplaces and even sunlight may effect how the Wii remote performs. Try to remove or reduce infra-red interference from these sources when possible.

  4. Turn off or move wireless devices located near the Wii console. You may be experiencing radio frequency interference from other wireless devices.
  5. Check to see if anything is blocking the sensor. Clear objects away from the sensor and console to enable the remote to send a clear signal to the Wii system.
  6. Center the sensor bar directly below or above your television. Having the sensor off-center may cause the Wii remote to perform poorly.
Re-sync the Wii remote to the Wii system:
  1. Completely turn off the Wii system. Remove the batteries from the remote. Turn the power off on the Wii console. Unplug the unit from the wall. Wait five seconds and then replug the unit into the wall.

  2. Push the power button to turn on the Wii console. After the health and safety screen appears, open the small door on the front of the Wii console. Locate the red SYNC button. Push down on the SYNC button for fifteen seconds. This resets all previous SYNCS on the Wii system.

  3. Re-sync the Wii remote. Locate the red button on the remote control under the battery cover. Push and release this red button. The Wii remote should respond with blinking blue lights.

  4. Push and release the red SYNC button on the Wii console. Place the batteries back in the remote. When the remote is successfully re-synced, the LED light will remain lit.

  5. Repeat the re-syncing process with all other Wii remotes on this system.
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Is your husband a lot taller than you?

Check the Sensor Bar settings as compared to the TV.

In order to get the most enjoyment from your Wii console, you have the ability to adjust the settings of the Sensor Bar. Users are prompted to perform these when the system is turned on for the first time. However, if you need to access them again, please read the information below.

To adjust the Sensor Bar settings
  1. Access the Wii System Settings (how to).
  2. Click on the blue arrow to reach the Wii System Settings 2 menu options.
  3. Choose "Sensor Bar " and select the option you would like to adjust.
Sensor Bar Position This setting is important to ensure a proper response when using the Wii Remote. Place the cursor over the option that reflects how you have your Sensor Bar setup (above or below the screen) and press the A Button. Select "Confirm" to save the selection.

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This is pretty common, the sensor bar is horrible inaccurate. Try going into your wii settings menu (the wii button on the main menu, then wii settings). Under here you will have a sensor bar option. You can reposition it in the menu there, it has some adjustments as well. Unfortunately it's almost never accurate, which is quite sad, and frustrating when you need to be accurate.

Hope this helps, give that menu a try.

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