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New Wiimote not synching or being picked up by sensor bar.

O.k. so it turns out that it was just a flip of a light switch that needed to be, well.. flipped. i'm retarded. Anyways. Well, we'd been having problems with the orriginal Wiimote that we had bought when we got our system. Well one solution to some of the Wiimote problems is, just shoot the dang thing. Ten gauge double barrel side by side did nicely. Course this was after one solution listed on here of dunking it in water. Yes, that did solve alot of frustration problems. Back to the real problem. Well yesterday we went to wallmart to get a new Wiimote. It's not synching or, picking up the sensor bar or the sensor bar isn't picking it up. Whatever is going on, we don't know. I'v tried unplugging and re plugging in everything once again. Yes the light switch is flipped this time. Tried new batteries, tried pressing the synch buttont, tried... well, just everything i can think of. I like this sight however so I thought I would see if anyone could think of anything. Maye it is my sensor bar, but I don't know. If it is my sensor bar, I read that you can look through a digital camera and should beable to see blinking lights on the sensor bar. Is this fact? Haven't tried it yet but if it is the case, how many lights should be blinking on my sensor bar? Anyone have a clue?

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You must press sync in both wii (near card slot) and remotes at same time. like connecting wireless mouse and keyboards.

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If no lights come on the wiimote - you either need new batteries or you may have damaged the wiimote by dropping liquid on it or somethiing similar...sometimes cleaning the wiimote PC board with alcohol swaps may fix that, but it is not a task for a novice (you sound like a novice, so I advise against it).. Opening the wiimote and putting it back together again is not easy for a novice to get right without proper instruction.. My advice - search for videos of how to achieve this.
If none of the above work - you probably only have 2 options left..
1. send it for repair (costs almost the same as the price of a new wiimote)
2. buy a new wiimote
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There is supposed to be a "Confirm" button on the bottom right corner of your screen that you select using your wiimote.
If your wiimote isn't responding, this may be due to your sensor bar not working (or maybe the connection isnt pushed in all the way) OR your wii mote may not be synched up right (if you could push "A" on the previous screen this isnt the case" OR if you cant see the "Confirm" button you may need to adjust your tv's aspect ratio
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If it is synced, there is probably a problem with your sensor bar. try using a different wiimote. if that fixes it, you probably need to replace the wii-mote. if not, your sensor bar needs replacing. but try unplugging your sensor bar and plugging it back in first, and try standing at different distances from the TV. Hope this helps

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I have a nyko wireless wii sensor bar. the first one I had would not turn on, and so I got a new one but the same problem is happening. the blue light will not turn on.


First thing to check is your battery... This sensor bar is nice that it doesn't require a wire for power, but the battery tends to drain pretty quickly. After about 8-hours or so of playtime you'll probably have to change batteries.

You also need to calibrate the sensitivity if your Wiimote afterwards to make sure it works properly.

Lastly, this bar is also known to have issues with some third party controllers. If you're not using the official Wiimote you might also have issue with this bar.

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First you need to determine if the problem is your Wiimote, or your Wii's sensor bar.
You can check to see if your Wiimote is transmitting to the bar by looking at it through a digital camera (this allows you to see the infrared light). Turn everything on and view the tip of the remote through the camera, if it lights up: it's working, if it doesn't: you may need a new wiimote.
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  1. Make sure everything is plugged in, although imsure you have already done this.
  2. Your IR lights might've died. Buy a new sensor bar.
  3. Borrow a mates Wiimote.
  4. If you sensor bar runs on batteries, replace them.
  5. Replace wiimote batteries.
  6. Ask Nintendo.

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  1. Make sure that you are using new batteries. This is the number one cause of Wiimote problems.
  2. Make sure that your sensor bar and wiimote sensore are free of fingerprints, dirt and other obstructions.
  3. Try another wiimote to see if it is the sensor bar, or the wiimote.
  4. Turn the remote upside down. If the pointer on the screen does not flip, then you have a problem with the mothion sensor in your wiimote.

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2) Did your cat or dog chew through the wire?
3) Have you tried using the setup menu to alter the remote's sensitivity?
4) Is anything interfering with the sensor bar, such as a reflective surface or other lighting in the room? Shiny coffeetable tops and fluorescent lights aren't friendly to the Wiimote. Try covering reflective surfaces and playing with the lights off.
5) If you get a replacement and still have the same problem, then the problem is with the Wiimote.

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