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Wii remote - upside down???

My mum got a Wii for Xmas and to begin with everything was fine. But in the last few days something weird has happened.

When you point the remote at the screen the hand icon/cursor is upside down. If you move left the cursor moves right and vice versa, move up and the cursor goes down.
She only has one remote so far so we can't tell if it's the console or the remote that's at fault.

Has anyone else experienced this? Any tips on how to fix it would be much appreciated.

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Re: Wii remote - upside down???

This is a solution that fixes it.
while the remote is upside down whack it several tims 4-7
and then reset the controller.

hope this helps,

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

Re: Wii remote - upside down???

The cursor on our remote was working, but you couldnt swing to hit a ball etc. we did what you said. tapped, it shook it, it ended up working!! thanks heaps

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Re: Wii remote - upside down???

You could try going to the settings page you might be able to reconfig the remote or reset system so if anything was change by mistake you will reset it to original settings when first used

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Re: Wii remote - upside down???

One solution is you can throw it at the wall and door

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