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Wii remote hi guys the problem im facing with my wii remote, im able to use it fine as i choose my options, the sensor bar does catch my movement as i choose my choice of game and character, however as im trying to play the game i.e Wii Sport Tennis, "im Swingin" but nothing happens!!! and the same happens for the rest of the wii sports

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  • Curls Nov 03, 2007


    The wii remote control works fine during set up but will not move the characters when playing.


  • emmagoon Nov 30, 2007

    I point remote at the screen and the hand does not appear. Am able to get into the wii menu and home menu via the home button and + and - buttons, but as hand does not appear on screen, cannot get into any of the channels ie disc channel, mii channel, forecast channel etc. Please Help!!

  • boydkin Dec 31, 2007

    wii remote works for set uo biut does not work on the games - bowling always hits the crowd behind, etc

    Changes batteries, re-synched, nothing works

    have another wii remote that is still working fine

  • atimom Dec 31, 2007

    We purchased the Wii for Christmas, so far the Star Power has stopped working unless you push the button on the guitar verses tipping the guitar, the remote works for moving around in the menu but as far as being able to use it for the sports game, forget it. My Syms works, we have ordered a new remote to replace the spare we ordered prior to Christmas (it has never worked from the first day), the one that came with the system is the one that works for some things like Guitar Hero and My Syms. We are pretty ticked at this point, and wondering if the whole system should be returned. DDR is also not working. Big disappointment!!!!!!!



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Another solution would be to test the sensor bar and here is how to do it.
First turn on the system and get it to the main screen. Next get a digital camera or a camcorder and aim the camera at the sensor bar. there are a series of lights on either side of the sensor bar five on each side.if all the lights are lit then it is a problem with the remote itself, if one side of the lights are off or none are on then the sensor bar needs to be replaced. Sometimes the sensor bar just goes bad and needs to be replaced. If it is still under warranty you can call the customer service number that is located in the back of the instruction manual and they will send you a new one free of charge. Make sure before you call that you have registered your console with Nintendo, it makes the process much much easier

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You need to smack the wii controller on your hand like you were hitting a fly. trust me, this happened to me before, when my wii just came out of the box.

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