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WII pointer is not working correctly

Hi, Both pointers can only do the home button or when I hit home again I can use the plus or minus to go to the left or right. I never see the pointer on the screen. I extended the original Wii bar I never tested it before. it wa "working fine "according to my customer, I bought the wireless sensor bar and have exactly the same problem

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  • ajdance4u Jul 10, 2008

    the sensor bar wont pick up my wii remote unless i hold my remote sideways or face it away from the sensor bar. while the remote is facing the sensor bar i don't get a pointer.

  • WinstonL Aug 05, 2008

    Try put the wii in an another room that is dark and and get back from at least 3 feet away.

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    OUr wii remotes wil only work when they are turned sideways to the sensor. They were working fine and then just stopped. Both at the same time.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    same problem but with a wireless remote


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Make sure the sensor lead has not been streched or eaten in two by cat or mouse like mine was

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Make sure that the sensor bar is clean and that there is no damage

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if you can't fix you can buy a new one from nintendo for $10.00 (1-800-255-3700)
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