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Problem with wiimote

My wiimote is working very well, but sometimes the hand pointer is very very hard to show up, so it makes me hard to play any kind of games. if i play wiisports it works fine, my wiimote could swing and whatever but the problem is with the hand pointer, its nowhere.idk. can you help me? please, i really need ur help. i love wii.

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  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    have the same problem but added on the wii pointer have it's own will from time to time

  • Kai54111 Jan 01, 2009

    Man i have the same problem, i was playin this game one sec and a few hours later, i want toplay it again it dont work T^T i love wii T^T



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The problem could be uv light, if its daytime make sure all the blinds are closed no extra lights are on near the sensor bar. if there is a glare on the screen at all it could be reflecting light to the wiimote as well. I've had that problem before myself, if that is not the case try moving closer to the sensor bar, make sure the sensor bar is connected correctly and then go to the system settings menu and calibrate the wii sensor bar and adjust the sensitivity, make sure you are not sitting at a wide angle from the snesor bar either, you can tip the sensor bar left and right in order to allow yourself a wider angle. also avoid using the nyko wireless sensor bar, it has a shorter range than the wired one that somes with the wii, mine came with a wireless on(used) and i just got a wired one and now it works much better. well I hope you find this info at least a little useful.

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I've solved the problem :)
1st i went to the store where i bought my wii, then i told them about my problem
after that we've find where the problem exactly is
the answer is on my sensor bar..
idk whats happened on it. but the store gave me a new one
so my wii works well now! great.

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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Wii Remote Syncing problem is one of the common problem of Nintendo Wii. You may check out the DIY Wii Fix Guide, that explains step by step to fix the problem without any technical knowledge. I hope this guide will solve your problem. It also gives information on fixing many Wii Related Problems, so its a kind of Wii Problems Reference Fix Guide.

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