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Wii remote cursor not working in Wii Menu

Hi All,

A very irritating problem with my wii has developed:

As yet the only game i have played on my wii has been guitar hero 3, and when I switch the wii on i navigate through the wii menu using the guitar buttons with the remote attached.

I have just bought tiger woods 2009 and obviously dont need the guitar. Upon detaching tge guitar from the remote it simply doesnt let me navigate the main wii menu, the only buttons that work are the plus, minus and home.

I've tried attaching the nunchuck but this doesnt work either. Tried re-synching several times, and tried two different remotes. The remotes are fine and synched correctly as it allows me to switch on the wii using the control.

Interestingly i can start the tiger woods game with the guitar attached, and then by disconnecting it when i get into the game, but this is not ideal.

Any ideas as to why the remote isnt working properly in the main menu?? i've also tried all the basic things such as batteries, checking the sensor etc.

Please help before i through the bas*ard thing out of the window!!

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  • tigernick Sep 03, 2008

    Hi, thanks for the advice, i will have a look at this tonight!

    Another thing, do you know if you can use the nunchuck to naviagate the main menu??


  • rjordine Dec 07, 2008

    same problem and it's annoting

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    WII CONTROLLER HARD TO NAVIGATE IN WII MENU WORKS FINE ONCE THE GAME HAS STARTED ONLY SEEMS TO BE SINCE I DOWNLOADED A UPDATE TO MY CONSOLE

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    guitar hero did something now I can't get the finger. Just like everyone else, the + and - buttons work and home and power, but nothing else and no pointer finger anywhere. I too have re-synched numerous times -- nothing.

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    I have the same problem. Got Guitar Hero World Tour and I just tried putting in a different game and the cursor won't appear. I tried everything from disconnecting to re-syncing to slapping and nothing is working.

  • tigernick Feb 01, 2009

    This was an Id10t error on my part. Having only used the guitar before I didnt realise that you actually physically move the controller to navigate the menu. Easy fix!!

  • wiilover May 11, 2010

    Wii Remote Syncing problem is one of the common problem of Nintendo Wii. You may check out the DIY Wii Fix Guide,that explains step by step to fix the problem without any technicalknowledge. I hope this guide will helpful to solve your problem. It also givesinformation on fixing many Wii Related Problems, so its a kind of WiiProblems Reference Fix Guide.

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I had a problem when I unhooked my Guitar Hero guitar the cursor did not work. I could use the buttons but not the cursor, but I could navigate with the guitar knob. Then I finally realized that the plug for the sensor bar had become disconnected and I didn't notice. I connected and disconnected the other 2 plugs several times, but never saw that the sensor plug was out.

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I find it very irratating to navigate the wii menu as well. It seems our problem is the remote is very very sensitive to the sensor bar. You have to swing the remote around a bit to find the 'hand' you use to click on where you want to go. also, I find that I first have to press A when the menu comes, then almost have the remote 3 inches from the sensor bar. I have also tried putting the sensor bar in different loactions. Like, if we are playing standing up, we put the bar atop of the tv, otherwise if it is a game we can play while sitting, we put the sensor bar under the tv, on the stand (this is a 20") Try moving yours around and find out what works best for you. But it is frustrating as I too find that the remote is too dag 'on sensitive!! Even though I know it's fussy, we still have the problem daily, doen't get any easier! I hope this suggestion helps.

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    Mighty B Sep 03, 2008

    I had not thought about using the nunchuck before. So, after reading your thoughts, I went to try it. Nope, it won't work. Sorry, hope moving the sensor bars works for you. That is the only thing that seemed to help us. :)

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