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Sensor bar doesn't work

Is there a quick fix on the sensor bar without getting a new one. I have no lights on the bar.

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First check with a cellphone camera or digital camer that the sensor bar is working, with the wii ON look at the sensor bar through the camera, if it is working you should see some bright dots at each end of the sensor bar.
If it is not working, turn off wii, check connections ie, unplug and re plug the sensor bar jack.
Turn on wii and use the camera again.
If it still does not work, check wire that leads to sensor bar for damage, if it is damaged you can cut it and solder the wires back again, taking away the damaged part off course, just be wary that you connect the cables (2) with the same color again, or if you have on that has same colored wires just cut one at a time and mark them with a pen so you can distinguish one from the other. Then soler them back together and try again.
Good luck

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

  • Hugo Hugosson Oct 12, 2008

    Also if that does not help make your own sensor abr, if you know how to solder and have some basic componet knowledge, if you don´t maybe someone you know can help you.
    Anyway here´s a schematic on the sensor bar.
    Remember that it DOES NOT have to be connected to the wii, The only thing that the connection to the wii is feed the sensor bar with voltage.




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Questions:
1) Is the bar plugged into the console?
2) Did your cat or dog chew through the wire?
3) Have you tried using the setup menu to alter the remote's sensitivity?
4) Is anything interfering with the sensor bar, such as a reflective surface or other lighting in the room? Shiny coffeetable tops and fluorescent lights aren't friendly to the Wiimote. Try covering reflective surfaces and playing with the lights off.
5) If you get a replacement and still have the same problem, then the problem is with the Wiimote.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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