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Wii problem: controller or sensor bar

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.

Thanks in advance for any and all insight!
Tom

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  • TomHart Apr 03, 2008

    Last night I finally tried the method I'd read here to fix a similar, but not identical problem. I tapped the controller firmly 3 times on a hard surface. That did the trick! now the swinging motions are registering. Apparently, as mentioned in the posts that prescribed this solution, the tapping "reset" the motion sensing apparatus in the controller.

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You sensor bar is likely not working write because the wii contrl was going to fast and to close to it at the same time + the impackt must have hurt the main cesor inside of it

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