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Wii sensor bar

The Wii sensor bar does not seem to maintain a continuous connection to the Wii remotes. As soon as you aim your Wii remote off of the TV screen and them try to come back to the screen, the connection is interrupted and contact is lost. Is the sensor bar malfunctional?

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  • fixyafreakin Apr 26, 2008

    my sensor bar has been chewed by my cat and i've tried to get another but it does not work.What should i do

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    when turning on wii remote lights up but there is no connection or contact to the controllers..

  • 4rebeln8 Dec 15, 2008

    I keep getting "Communications with the Wii remote have been interupted. Without touching the Control Stick on the Nunchuk, Press A"

  • janetrenk Dec 16, 2008

    what could be wrong with the wii itloads the game but when you go to play a game it isnt sending the message to the system so that you can bowl or anything else

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    i connected it to another TV and I'm trying to connect it back to my TV. I don't know how they did it

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Check the supply voltage to the Wii sensor bar with a multi-meter. You should get 12V across the two pins. My Wii sometimes stops outputting 12V so the sensor bar IR LEDs won't light up as can only be seen on a camera LCD screen such as your cellphone's.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

Use two candles

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

I got the same problem. I've tried everything in this planet. Wha can I do? please help me

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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Possibly, or low batteries in the remote. Try placing the bar under the tv if its above at the moment, or vice versa if currently below. Also make sure sensor bar overhangs tv slightly too...

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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Make sure that your Sensor Bar is connected properly and that there is no damage to the wire connect it to the Wii.

You may have to place the Sensor Bar else where and reconfigure it to work again.

Ref: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/ht_system.jsp
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The best solution would be to just move the sensor bar to the top of your TV. Then you could change the settings back to the bottom and move your sensor bar back. If that is not an option, just try your best to get back to the settings to change it back.

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Hold the Wii Remote upside-down with the buttons facing downward.

Tap the remote firmly against the palm of your hand three times to remove any dust sitting between the buttons and the electronic circuit board inside the remote.

Turn the remote upright and press one of the buttons. If the problem continues, Open your Wii Remote's battery door

Check that your Wii Remote contains two new "AA" batteries or a charged battery pack. Check that no corrosion is present on the battery's metal elements/connectors.

Use a cotton swab to clean the remote's battery element/connectors if corrosion is present.

Check that the Sensor Bar cable is inserted firmly into the back of your Wii gaming system. The Sensor Bar needs to be centered above or below your television so the Wii Remote can transmit signals to the gaming system.

Stand three feet away from the Wii gaming system/Sensor Bar.

Aim the remote and press any button to test the device.

If the remote is not working, stand five to 10 feet away from the gaming system and try the device. The Wii Remote works best three to 10 feet away from the gaming system/Sensor Bar.

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Also, if any sunlight is coming in through a window, close the curtains or blinds to keep the light from interfering with the remote's signal.

Turn off and unplug your Wii gaming system. Leave the unit unplugged for one minute. Plug the gaming system back in.

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Turn the Wii system on. Press and hold the red "SYNC" button for 15 seconds when the "Health and Safety" screen appears on your television. The "SYNC" button is behind the small door on the front of your Wii unit.

Release the "SYNC" button. Remove the battery cover and batteries/battery pack from the back of your Wii Remote.


Press and release the red button located under the battery compartment. The blue lights on the front of the remote will blink

Press and release the "SYNC" button on the front of your Wii gaming system. The "Player" light on the gaming system stops blinking and stays on, the resetting process is complete

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Check the cord on the Sensor Bar for any frayed wires or kinks, and verify that the Sensor Bar is free of obstructions.
Verify that the Wii Remote is being used between 3 and 8 feet directly in front of the TV, and that the Sensor Bar is placed properly (see Sensor Bar setup).
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. Also verify there are no heat sources (such as electric, propane or kerosene heaters, flames from fireplaces or candles, stoves, etc.). If there are bright lights shinning directly behind the TV or on the screen, turn the lights off.
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Is your sensor bar connected to the Wii? Check the sensor bar cable for cuts or severe bends (like a V shape) as they might cause the detection problems with the Wii-mote. A cheap fix is to put lit candles in front of your TV and see if the Wii-mote picks it up then.

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    2. Wait a few seconds before pressing any buttons to wake up the Wii Remote.
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  • 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.
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Verify that the cable bar sensor is plugged into the back of the Wii console and that the sensor bar is properly aligned with the centre of your TV screen.
(2)
Check that the Wii remote is synchronized with the console using the POWER button on the remote control to turn on the Wii console. (The POWER button is the white button with the red symbol which is located in the upper left corner on the Wii remote.) If it does not work, try to synchronize the remote control, then turn the console and controls that respond correctly to commands.
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Verify that the distance between the Wii remote and the TV display to be between 1 and 3 meters, that there are sources of intense light that can interfere with the proper functioning of the remote (read Guidelines game for Wii for more information ) And that the sensor bar is placed correctly (see Setting up the sensor bar). Avoid the presence of sources of infrared light as electric stoves, gas propane or kerosene, candles, fireplaces, stoves or other heat sources close to the console.

If the steps described above do not solve the problem, the sensor bar could have a problem. Read the following instructions:

On each side of the sensor bar are five infrared lights that located the position of the Wii remote. If these lights do not work, the cursor on the remote will not appear on the screen and you can not step through screens of settings. To see these lights, you must look on the LCD screen of a digital camera or a mobile phone. Verify that the sensor bar is connected and that the Wii console is turned on, and then framing the bar sensor so that it appears on LCD camera or cellphone. If you see five infrared lights on each side, the sensor bar works. Maybe you'll need to slightly adjust the position / tilt the camera or the telephone, but is rather easy to see these lights on the LCD screen
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your standing too far from the screen. I've had this happen before. Try upgrading your firmware (this can be done by connecting your wii to the internet). Or try repositioning your sensor bar

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