Brawny, you are the man. I called Nintendo and they told me the sensor in the remote was "sticking.". They instructed me to hold the remote in one hand, cup the other hand and slap the remote into the cupped hand (not too hard) a few times. That solved the problem. It's called a "slap technique." You slap it so the front face of the remote (with all the buttons) hits the cupped hand. Hope this helps others!