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.
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.
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This could very possibly be an issue with the sensor bar. Try these steps:
First, ensure your sensor bar is plugged into the console and oriented properly! Take a look at this picture to see how it's supposed to be facing (NOTE: you will NOT see the purple lights even if your sensor bar is working!! These are ultraviolet lights and are not detectable to the human eye!) Click here for the picture.
Make sure your Wii remote is on and has new batteries! Older batteries decrease the strength of the light that the Wii remote gives off that it uses to communicate with your sensor bar.
Assuming these things work, consider increasing the sensitivity of your sensor bar. Directions for how to do this have been posted online by Nintendo here.
If none of this works, chances are there's something wrong with your sensor bar, Wii remote, or a combination of both. Replace the sensor bar before replacing anything else. If that doesn't work, get a new Wii remote. Good luck!
The sensor bar cable and the RCA cable can be ignored for this problem. In fact, just disconnect them and go with just the power cable. If you are getting power to your Wii, it will display a green power light on the front when you power it on without the sensor bar or the RCA cable plugged in. (It should also display an orange light when it is off, if it is getting power from the outlet.) Take the Wii into another room with working outlets and plug it in. Attempt to power it on with the power button on the Wii, and with a working Wii remote. If neither will power the Wii on, try borrowing a Wii power cable from a friend, or purchase a replacement. If the new power cable does not fix the problem, see if the Wii is still under warranty and send it in for repair.
Get some regular alkaline AA batteries and try your Wii Remote using them -- the blue lights on the Wii remote should light up and register with the Wii console (this is via wireless / bluetooth) -- As for the sensor bar, it is really only an infra red emitter - so if you have it properly connected to your Wii, the Wii Remote (with working batteries) can sense where it is by "seeing" the lights emitted from your sensor bar.
If the alkaline batteries work - You may need to get some new NiMH AA batteries to use in your charger - changers are usually third party devices; Nintendo does not ship charging stations with the Wii.
If the Wii remote appears to be working (blue lights and all) and your sensor bar is properly connected, you may have a dirty or damaged IR port. First clean the top of the Wii remote, just to make sure. If it still does not work, borrow a friends Wii Remote and check to see if it works with your system. If you do everything above and your Wii remote does not work while a seperate one does, the problem is most likely a broken Wii remote.
1. Your sensor bar is no good, can you get the pointer icon on the wii's main menu to work properly? To fix this you'll need to contact Nintendo and get a new sensor bar or buy one of the third party ones, Nintendo should help you out though.
2. The accelerometer in the wii is stuck, which does happen from time to time. To fix this turn the Wii remote so the buttons face towards the floor and slap the back of the remote firmly(not too hard!) with the palm of your hand. It should work if that is the problem.
3. The accelerometer is broken or otherwise rendered useless. To fix this you'll have to contact Nintendo.
To get a hold of Nintendo 1-800-255-3700 they're very friendly and it never takes very long(I got helped in 5 minutes the day after Wii was released.) Best of all, Nintendo doesn't outsource!
First make sure you sensor bar is plugged into your wii correctly, and it is centered and on the top of your TV.
If you still have the problem then you need to sync your remote with the wii. Do this by holding down the red sync button on the remote, located under the battery cover on the back, while holding down the red sync button on the wii, located next to the SD Card slot.
If it still doesn't work, that means you have a bad sensor bar, you can get a new one at wal-mart for $20. To make sure that it is not the sensor bar, take a video camera and take a quick video of your sensor bar while it is plugged in and the wii is on. In the video, if you see five LED lights on both sides of the bar than it is fine.
Hope this helps!
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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.