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The cursor will not appear on the screen. The buttons work, but not the cursor.

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  • tomas863 Nov 15, 2010

    I have tried it as close as 1". There is no cursor. The batteries are good. It will turn the unit on on and off, and the buttons will move the menu left and right. But no cursor.

  • tomas863 Nov 15, 2010

    The cursor arrow does not appear on the screen. The buttons on the remote work, but there is no cursor.

    The first suggestion was to check distance from the sensor bar. That has not changed since I have used the Wii for the past year, and it is not the problem. I even tried it one inch from the sensor bar. No cursor.

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This sounds like a bad sensor bar or the location is wrong . change the sensor location first and if that does not correct problem replace the sensor bar .. hope this helps nd thanks for using fix ya feed back pls ..

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This is unfortunately sometimes due to a faulty sensor bar. Check the wire from the sensor bar to the back of the Wii for frays or kinks. If it is the sensor bar these can be replaced very cheaply for around £10. Make sure there are no sources of infra-red light shining directly onto the sensor bar, for example bright sunlight. Try adjusting the sensor bar sensitivity within the Wii menu and see if this makes a difference. Finally try a different remote, if no cursor shows with any remote then it is 99% going to be the sensor bar.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

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Double check your sensor bar and the distance you are from the sensor bar. You need to be between three and eight feet from the sensor bar for the cursor to appear on the screen

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