While playing my kids' Wii yesterday (tennis) I swung too close to the tv and came down on the sensor bar, hard, with the controller. Now everything works (as far as we can tell) EXCEPT that any fast swing-type motions - like you'd use in most sports (bowling, baseball, tennis, golf) - aren't detected at all. Otherwise, the cursor does move correctly as you point the controller at the screen.
Is this the sort of thing that tapping the controller on its side on a hard surface 3 times (as I've seen on this board) may cure? Or is it likely to be the sensor bar? There's no visible damage to either the sensor bar or the controller, except for a scratch on the sensor bar.
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Check to make sure the sensor bar is securely plugged in. My sensor bar quit working because the wire got damaged and I just went and bought a wireless one and rechargeable batteries. Mostly the sensor bar is only used for the menu and any games that have target shooting like billiards. You can bowl, play baseball, tennis, and golf without it on Wii Sports. I hardly ever use my sensor bar since discovering that it isn't used as much as I thought. We just turn it on load the game and shut it off and everything works perfectly on most games.
Make sure there are no glaring lights either in front of you or behind you. A 100 Watt bulb affected my Wii. The bright light interferes with the infrared on both the controller and the sensor bar on the TV. I turn on only 25-30 watt bulbs in my living roon when playing the Wii. Changing batteries did not help. Worked for Mii!
Most likely not a fault with either. Try not touching the nunchuk while the game is powering up, as moving the joystick while the game is powering up can cause these issues. If the problem is still happening, click the Wii Home button and open the Wii Remote Settings at the bottom of the screen. Choose the option to reconnect the remote, and then try again. If this doesn't work, ai am not really sure what is the issue. You may need to send to NOA for a checkup.
on the wii menu, press the wii button on the bottom-left part of the screen.
press + and press sensor bar.
press sensor bar position
press where it is (above tv), (below tv).
it should be fixed now.
if it doesn't work, leave a comment.
Hold the Wii Remote with the button side down. Without using much
force, firmly tap the button side of the remote against the palm of
your other hand a few times. Doing this does not take a lot of force,
so be sure not to tap the Wii Remote very hard. Check for proper
Check to make sure the Sensor Bar cord is inserted into the back of the Wii
console and the Sensor Bar is centered above or below your TV screen.
Make sure you are using fresh batteries in the Wii Remote.
The Wii Remote Controller should be used between 3 to 10 feet from the TV.
Make sure no objects are blocking the signals between the Sensor Bar,
the Wii console, and the Wii Remote.
Check for interference from infra-red light sources, such as candles,
sunlight, fireplaces, and stoves.
Radio frequency interference may cause the Wii Remote to work erratically.
Check for wireless devices such as cordless
phones, wireless computer keyboards or mice, or other similar devices, and move or turn them off.
@ Slivic22 Some games does not use Sensor Bar pointing because they play with motion/accelerometer only. After you select the number of sets on Wii Sports Tennis, there is no Sensor Bar pointing except for Pause menu. That's because you Swing the remote like a racket.
Have you tried the game settings?There is an option in the wii menu to adjust the wii mote to the sensor bar.Also make sure both are clean.Be sure the sensor bar is centered with the tv,and make sure you have fresh batteries.Hope this helps!
try syncing the remote (under the cover on the back of the wii remote where the battery's are there is a circular red button press it then on the front of the wii where you can put your SD card there is a rectangular button press it if that does not work then try doing it the other way around if that does not work keep trying if that does not work i dont know what will