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!!
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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Re: Wii remote cursor not working in Wii Menu
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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Knowing how to reset a Wii allowsyou to move quickly from video game to video game. You can reset your NintendoWii from your Wii Remote or on the actual system, depending on which you preferand if your Wii Remote is actually working. Luckily, resetting your Wii fromeither the system or from yourWii Remote is an easy process. Instructions 1 Start playing a Wii game. In orderto reset the Wii and go back to the main Wii menu, you have to be playing avideo game. Click on the game you want to play and allow it to boot up. Onceyou are done playing the game, you can reset your Wii.2 Press the "Home" Button. Located onthe WiiRemote, it is a button between the "+" and "-"button with a picture of a house on it. This will bring you to a menu thatallows you to reset the video game that you are playing. You can only accessthis menu when you are playing a game.3 Press the button on the actual Wii. You mayhave to reset your Wii from the button on the system if your Wii Remote is outof batteries. Simply go up to your Wii and find the button that is nearest tothe top of the system. It will be the button that is lit up. Press the buttonand your Wii will reset. Please follow the instruction and it will resolve the problem .Thhank you and have a great day
According to Nintendo it means your WiiConnect24 is not enabled.
"WiiConnect24 allows the console to receive downloads even when the console isn't in active use, as long as it has a working connection to the internet. The types of information that can be received include News and Weather, messages posted to the Wii Message Board, and any messages sent by Nintendo about new Wii console features." Fix Problem:To Access the WiiConnect24 setting:
Access the Wii System Settings (How To Shown Below)
Move the cursor over the blue arrow on the right and and select it once to reach System Settings 2.
How to Access the System Settings
With the Wii console properly connected, power on the console to reach the Wii Channel menu.
Use the Wii Remote to move the cursor over the "Wii" button in the bottom-left corner of the screen and press the A Button.
From the main Wii Menu and System Settings screen, use the Wii Remote to move the cursor over the "Wii Settings" option (wrench).
1- Try to press home button ,if it loads u can sync the remote from there. or 2- Try to re-sync your remotes by pressing both sync (from remote and wii at same time) in the game. or 3- You can get a new remote and see if it works during playing . If it does your previous remote isn't working properly, but if it doesn't there is a problem in either the game or wii (bluetooth module)
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 technical
knowledge. I hope this guide will solve your problem. It also gives
information on fixing many Wii Related Problems, so its a kind of Wii
Problems Reference Fix Guide.
Make sure you have paired both remotes to your Wii console. Open the little door on the front of the Wii (under the disc slot), and open the battery cover of the Wii remote (but leave the batteries in).
Push the red button on the Wii (next to the SD card slot), then push the red button on the Wii remote (next to the batteries). You should see the Wii remote's lights blink.
Do the same for your other Wii remote.
Now on the bottom row of 4 lights on the Wii remote, one should have the first light lit, and the other should have the second light lit. You should also be able to see a cursor for each remote on the Wii Menu.
Cursor not appearing Please note that our experience shows that this troubleshooting is best performed using only one (1) Wii Remote at a time.
Some games do not use the cursor feature of the Wii Remote; Make
sure the game you are attempting to play uses the cursor by reading
the game's instruction manual. You can also exit out of the game
to return to the Channel Menu and use the Wii Remote to see the
cursor. If the cursor still does not appear, continue with the
Trying to use multiple Wii Remotes in the Mii
Channel or Photo Channel? These Channels only allow the Wii
Remote designated as "Player
1" to function.
Verify that the Wii Remote's pointer lens is free of obstructions
and contamination (stickers, heavy smudges, etc.). The pointer
lens is the tinted rectangle at the end of the Wii Remote.
Check the battery power level by turning off the Wii console, then
opening the battery cover of the Wii Remote. Press and release the red "SYNC" button
to check battery strength. The number of lights flashing indicates the Wii
Remote's battery strength. Four flashing lights indicates full strength.
Our experience has shown that as your battery strength decreases to one (1)
or less lights flashing, the cursor may not appear. For troubleshooting,
if possible, try using fresh batteries so that all four lights illuminate.
For guidelines on using batteries, please click
inserting brand new batteries, you are still seeing less than all four LEDs
flash, then your Wii Remote will need to be repaired. Please click
here for repair information.
Is the Wii Remote properly synced?
Press the POWER button on the Wii Remote to see if the Wii console powers
If it does, the Wii Remote is synced with the system. Please skip to the
If the Wii Remote will not sync, there is likely a problem with the Wii
Remote. Please click here for
If the Wii Remote will sync and the cursor still does not appear, try
another Wii Remote if possible.
If at least one Wii Remote is working, there
is likely a problem with the first Wii Remote and it will need to be repaired.
Please click here for
If you have only one Wii Remote, or none that are working, please continue
Make sure that the Wii Remote is being used between 3' and 10' directly
in front of the TV and that there are no bright light sources affecting
the Wii Remote's operation (review Game
Play Guidelines for more information), and
that the Sensor Bar is placed properly (see Sensor
Check the cord on the Sensor Bar for any frayed wires
or kinks, and verify that the Sensor Bar is free of obstructions.
Check the button functionality, and that the Sensor Bar is operating correctly,
by accessing the Wii Main Menu. Use the "+" and "-" buttons to scroll side-to-side
through the Wii Channel screens.
If you are able to scroll with the "+" and "-" buttons, but the cursor is
not appearing, then there is likely a problem with the Sensor Bar. Please click
here for additional Sensor Bar information.
If there is no response, there is likely a problem with the Wii Remote. Please click
here for repair information.