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While playin the wii the hand or arrow on screen twithes about 6 inches, have tried to adjust sensitivity but no help

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It could be your batteries or the signal is being lost, do you have alot of electrical stuff near your wii/tv? It might help if you turn everything you can off and change the batteries, if the problem persists you may need to check on your mote and sensor bar as there may be a fault in one of them

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How do you re-align a Wii remote?

To Adjust the Wii Remote Pointer Sensitivity, follow these steps..


  1. Access System Settings.
  2. Select "Sensor Bar."
  3. Select "Sensitivity."
  4. Aim the Wii Remote at the television.
  5. Use the + and - buttons on the Wii Remote to adjust sensitivity until only two blinking lights appear.
  6. Press the A button when done.

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  1. From the Wii U Menu, select "System Settings."
  2. Using the Left Stick, scroll to the "Wii Remote and Sensor Bar" icon and press the A Button.
  3. Select "Adjust Wii Remote Pointer Sensitivity."
  4. Tap "Next."
  5. Point the Wii Remote at the sensor bar and press the A Button.
  6. With the Wii Remote pointed at the sensor bar, press the - and + Buttons to adjust the sensitivity so that only two white dots are visible in the black window.
  7. When you are finished, press the A Button.
  8. On the Wii U GamePad screen tap "OK."


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Hello i have a wii remote that cannot point in home menu in all games and in some specific games like mario galaxy and metroid generally but the only way to point in home menu and these games is to go very...

You may have to adjust your sensor bar settings.
From your wii home page (the page that loads when you start the system) use your wii mote to select the Wii button (bottom left) then select "Wii Settings"
Push the next arrow push "sensor bar"
Here you can either adjust the position of your sensor bar (top of your tv or bottom) and also calibrate the sensitivity of your wii mote.
hope it helps!
~good luck!

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I am finding difficulties connecting my wii too the internet

Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet through a Wireless Router
  • 1 Turn on your Nintendo Wii by plugging it into a power source and pressing the power button.
  • 2 Press the "A" button on your Wii controller to continue from the warning screen.
  • 3 Select "Wii" button in the left hand corner of the main menu, by using your Wii remote to move the hand shaped cursor over the "Wii" button and pressing the "A" button on the controller to select the Wii options.
  • 4 Click the "Wii Settings" box on the right.
  • 5 Select the left arrow to scroll over to more options. Then select "Internet" from the list and "Connection Settings."
  • 6 Choose an open connection by selecting the "Connection 3: None" option, then the "Wireless Connection" option, and the "Search for an Access Point Option."
  • 7 Choose the access point you want to use from the list that will be displayed. Save the settings by clicking "OK." Then click "OK" to start a connection test. When the test is complete you are connected.
Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet with a Wii LAN Adapter
  • 1 Insert the Wii LAN Adapter into the USB port on the back of the console.
  • 2 Connect an Ethernet cable from your modem or router to the adapter.
  • 3 Turn on the Wii console.
  • 4 Click the "Wii" options button in the lower left hand corner. Select the "Wii Settings" option by clicking on the left square. Scroll to list more options by clicking on the blue arrow to the left of the screen. Choose "Internet" from the list of options.
  • 5 Select "Connection Status," then "Connection 3: None" and "Wired Connection."
  • 6 Click "OK" to initiate the connection test. When the test is done you should be connected.
Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet through a PC
  • 1 Insert the CD that came with the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector into a PC running Windows XP that is connected to high speed internet. When the setup window appears click "OK" to start the installation.
  • 2 Choose your language and click "OK".
  • 3 Insert the connector into a USB port on the PC when prompted. Hook the connector directly to the PC as ports on the monitor and keyboard will not work.
  • 4 Click on the registration tool on the Windows task bar.
  • 5 Turn on the Wii console. Click the "Wii" options button in the lower-left corner. Select the "Wii Settings" option by clicking on the left square. Scroll to list more options by clicking on the blue arrow to the left of the screen. Choose "Internet" from the list of options.
  • 6 Select "Connection Status," then "Connection 3: None" and "Wireless Connection." Choose "Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector" from the options list, then "Next" to continue.
  • 7 Return to your PC and you will find your Wii listed in the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector Registration Tool window. Click on your Wii's name and select "Grant Permission to Connect."
  • 8 Return to your Wii and click "Next" for the setup completion window, and then click "OK" to run the connection test.

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I lost my arrow what can I do thank you

Hi there,

First, check to make sure the lights on your remote are still on. One thing that will help is to replace the batteries. Also, get closer to the sensor bar until you see the arrow. At that point, you can go into the Wii Settings and adjust the sensitivity. Adjust it until you can be far enough away to see the cursor.

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  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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Hi there,

If you can't seen the cursor on your TV, the problem is either with the Wii Remote or the Sensor Bar. Try changing the batteries. If you still can't see the cursor, then the problem is with the Sensor Bar. Go into the Wii Settings and adjust the sensitivity of the Sensor Bar, that should solve your problem.

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go into the controller settings and adjusting the sensitivity (not certain of the wording, don't have the wii in front of me.) follow the directions on the screen, and this should help.

also, place the sensor in more of a direct line of sight to where you will be playing the most.

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