The sensor for my wii isn't responding.
First lets isolate the problem, you have a wiimote that still points,
all the buttons still work, but when you swing it, your mii does
nothing in say Tennis.
This happened to one my wiimotes after a party, and I was concerned I
would have to send it in to get replaced. I looked on their site for
help, and got a phone number, but it was too late in the evening for me
to get a real person. I tried called back the next afternoon, and they
asked me to perform some diagnostic tests, but alas I was at work.
So I phoned again in the evening. Once I got through to a person
(which definitely doesn’t take long), I told him the accelerometers in
my wiimote weren’t working. He was some what surprised I knew so much
about how the wiimotes actually worked, I warned him I was a geek. Once
ascertaining the problem he gave me some very technical instructions.
First he told me to place the wiimote in my right palm (assuming I am
right handed) rotated 90 degree so that if I were to bring my hands
together, my left hand would hit the top face (with the buttons on it)
of the wiimote. He then instructed me to whack the wiimote, which I did
twice, and now it works perfectly well.
I was pretty impressed. Apparently the micro gyroscope that is
inside can get stuck sometimes. This procedure is only advised if only
the accelerometers aren’t working.
Jul 20, 2010 |
Nintendo Wii Console