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Remote problem when i point the remote at the tv the pointer jumps all over the place. i have put a new receiver bar on, i have replaced the remotes, i have resynched the remotes. help!

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Re: remote problem

If you have lights that are around the tv? If you have candles burning around the tv. What type of TV is it? Is the TV gerating to much light? Do you have problems with it if you take it to a different tv? If you do, then it something that is around that tv causing interference.

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My pointer just started jumping around, I have changed no settings or the position of my sensor bar ans my batteries are good

Try reducing the amount of light or glare in the room. If light bounces around the room it can affect the sensor.

Feb 28, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Wii curser or pointer jumps around

There are a few conditions that you need to check:

  • Batteries fully charged or at full power
  • Wii remote is aligned properly.
If the batteries are dying, that might be a cause of the jumpiness because it'll have trouble maintaining a signal lock with the sensor.

Make sure you have the sensor in the right place (above or below the TV as you specify in the settings).

Make sure you have the Wii remote sensitivity settings correct too. All of these things are in the settings menu.

Feb 08, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

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"pointer is jumping all over the screen"

Make sure there are no obstructions in the way of the Sensor Bar. Or try replacing the batteries on you Wii Remote.

Dec 29, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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The wi will not respond

Mabey it needs a new sensor bar or a new remote. u can get them at walmart or target. u could of used the remote to rough and knocked the pointer out of place 

Dec 24, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Hi. when i point the the remote at the tv it doesnt work. but when i point it about 4ft from the tv at the wall it works!! can you help!

Where is your sensor bar? You're supposed to place the sensor bar under [or over] the TV. You must point the Wii Remote at the sensor bar, not at your TV.

Nov 19, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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We are trying to get the hand to come up on our tv, but we have to point the remote away from the tv to get it to come up.

Here are a few things to try:

  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.

Oct 23, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Wii remote not pointing

I had that same issue what
I found out is that the wii remote's are fine
the problem is probally your sensor bar
if you can't fix you can buy a new one from nintendo for $10.00 (1-800-255-3700)
hope this helped

Jun 21, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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We moved our Wii to another location and a new TV and now the remotes point and click is inaccurate and we cannot easily aim at all. I thought it was the bar sensitivity but I think that's fine. Any ideas?

Cursor is off-center, jerky, erratic, disappears, etc.
  • Verify that the Wii Remote's pointer lens is free of obstructions and contamination (stickers, heavy smudges, etc.). The pointer lens is the tinted rectangle at the end of the Wii Remote. If the Wii Remote Jacket is being used, verify that it's securely in place on the Wii Remote. If the Wii Remote Jacket is askew, it might be partially blocking the infra-red sensor on the front of the Wii Remote.
  • Try a new set of batteries. Occasionally weak batteries can cause this type of behavior.
  • Reset the Wii Remote:
    1. Take the batteries out of the Wii Remote, wait for one (1) minute, and then re-insert them. (How to)
    2. Wait a few seconds before pressing any buttons to wake up the Wii Remote.
    3. Re-sync the Wii Remote by using the steps listed above in the white box titled "Try these steps!".

  • Check the Directional Sensor Functionality by holding the Wii Remote with the button side down. Without using much force, tap the button side of the remote against the palm of your other hand. Doing this does not take a lot of force, so be sure not to tap the Wii Remote very hard.
  • Verify Sensitivity Setting dots:
    Go to the Sensor Bar's sensitivity setting in the Wii menu (click here for directions on accessing this feature).
    • If only one or no dots appear on the sensitivity screen, there is likely a problem with the Sensor Bar. Please click here for repair information.
    • If there are more than two dots, then it appears there is an additional light or infrared heat source being picked up by the Wii Remote. 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.
    • If both dots appear and the erratic behavior continues even when you move closer to the TV, there is likely a problem with the Wii Remote and it will need to be repaired. Please call 1-800-255-3700 so that we may assist you further

Nov 27, 2008 | Nintendo Wii Console

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