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chewed sensor wire help ????

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  1. marcie6

    marcie6 WiiChat Member

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    Help ! my kitten has chewed through the wire from the sensor !!! do I have to replace the whole thing or can it be repaired ??? can't get through to wii customer service. Have seen a wireless sensor advertised are they a good idea ? appreciate any ideas Thanks !! M:O
     
  2. rukus

    rukus WiiChat Member

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    replacement sensor bars are pretty inexpensive.

    you could also put a couple candles in front of the tv, and it will work.
     
  3. WiiWouldLike2Play

    WiiWouldLike2Play CU Guild For Life! :DDD

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    Thanks !!

    Thanks for the advice :) am curious about the candle though ??? think I am not understanding the principle behind the sensor in the 1st place ??
     
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    the remote senses light bulbs: including christmas bulbs and candles.

    the remote senses the bar's IR bulbs and transmits those senses to the Wii via bluetooth for pointing the cursor.

    the sensor bar emits with IR bulbs instead of bright white lights so the light is invisible to us.

    imagine if you used christmas lights or candles and had to have those bright lights shining in your pupils as you're trying to focus on your TV.

    make sense? :yesnod:
     
  7. marcie6

    marcie6 WiiChat Member

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    Hmmm ... will have to think about it for a while as not too bright about all this myself ..... thanks for the explanation though !!!! :blush2:
     
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    you don't want to be in the middle of a game and wonder if poor performance is due to weak batteries... the rob batts from remote controls or it's too late in the evening to run out a buy a set of batts. wired sensor bar costs less and gives less stress if it's cat-proofed.

    I have a wireless one for when i travel... i didn't want to risk breaking that tiny cable.

    I got it off ebay for $5 after shipping, 2-3 week wait from hong kong.
     
  9. Brawny

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    Wow, that cat would be dead if it did that to me. Or my sister would be owing me 20. :)

    It should only be a pos. and neg. lead. Rewiring it should be quite easy.
     
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    my sister's cat ate their own sensor bar wire at their house. i wish i had a cat.
     
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    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Yeah, I understood the story. I'm just saying the cats in my house are my sisters. :)
     
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    blankconnection Playing is Believing

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    cant you just take the wires from the sensor bar and put them on a 12 volt battery or something
     
  13. super

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    lol same thig happend to me about 2 weeks ago exept that a vacum cleanner
    sucked it up but I got a wirless senser bar and it rocks you can move it anywere
     
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    kittens are a ***** arent they? mine chews through anything it can reach.

    anyways the wireless sensor bar is a great idea. but untill you can get out to buy one use 2 candles as a sensor. it wont work as good but itll do for now so you can at least play some games.
     
  15. Battousai

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    blaming your hunger on a kitty you should be ashamed :)
     
  16. Bigred

    Bigred Homework!

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    just splice and solder them back together, then wrap tape around them.
     
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    Not exactly elegant, but yes, this works. I just got rid of our cats because they chewed through the cord, and I fixed it up myself.

    You can do this repair without solder. Cut the chewed part of the wire out. Strip about an inch of the sheath off of the newly cut ends. There are two wires, and you need to burn the color off of them. That's right, burn it off with a lighter, otherwise you won't be able to splice them. Don't burn all of the exposed inch, just enough to be able to twist things back together. Once twisted, use some electrical tape or the like to keep things from shorting, and there you go.

    I did it, I hated to do it, but it is much cheaper than buying a new sensor bar and it works just as well as it did before...with less excess cord now!
     
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    At Circuit City they have the Wii "sensor bar" for $10.99 i saw it today. The sensor is really an infrared pointer. The remote does the rest (where the magic lies)
     
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    My dollar store has two candles, two for a buck.
     
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    Bigjake52 Wii fan Boy till the end

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    well same thing happend o me but the cat is 3 and very play full but i just riged up a usb cord and put my sencor bar on a usb port i hate the funker thing then i can put a 9 volt on it
     

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