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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Echotrueno, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. Echotrueno

    Echotrueno WiiChat Member

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    Okay, so I got a wii yesterday and it's really cool.
    Yesterday I brought it home, and played it all day.
    Everything worked perfectly fine, untill today.
    This morning I turned it on and the cursor wont show up on the screen.

    I read the manual, I re-sync'd it, I changed the batteries in the wiimote.

    I can press the home button, and The '+' / '-' signs, but the cursor wont show.

    If anyone can help me out at all, i'd really appreciate it.


    -Thank you
     
  2. Bulldogxx831

    Bulldogxx831 Boredom at it's best

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    Trying moving the bar from the top to the bottom. Or vice versa depending on the way you have it arranged.
     
  3. Redan499

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    Make sure you have your sensor bar set to either above or below your tv. Plus if you have your sens down it will require you to stand closer to your tv
     
  4. Echotrueno

    Echotrueno WiiChat Member

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    well, I've tried both of those multiple times, and still no luck at all. =[

    Any other advice?
     
  5. csiguy4u

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    Make sure the sensor bar is plugged in and the wire has no breaks in it.

    Make sure the IR ports/sensors on both the bar and WiiMotes are clean (not covered in any way what-so-ever).

    Make sure there is no interference from things such as Christmas tree lights or other bright lights. You can test this by turning off all lights in the room.
     
  6. Echotrueno

    Echotrueno WiiChat Member

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    Well the only problem is, I've done all of those things, and nothing works.

    I have no clue at all what's wrong with it.


    The lights on the sensor light up, and the buttons on the wiimote work.

    sooo.... I just dont know.
     
  7. WiiLink

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    -Unplug the Wii
    -Take the batteries out of the Wiimote
    -Let it set for a couple of minutes
    -Put the batteries in the Wiimote again
    -Plug in the Wii again
    -Turn on the Wii from the Wiimote
    -Resync if needed

    EDIT* Also try replugging the sensor bar if the above doesn't work. Also found this on Nintendo's site:

    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/ts/wiiremote.jsp#no_cursor
     
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  8. csiguy4u

    csiguy4u WiiMaster

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    The sensor bar doesn't have lights. . .what are you using?


    When all else fails, call Nintendo (www.Nintendo.com); You have a 1-year warranty so use it!
     
  9. Echotrueno

    Echotrueno WiiChat Member

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    Wiilink, thank you for the help but I tried the above, and still no luck.

    Im starting to think that somehow my sensor bar just died out somehow.
    I called the Nintendo technical issues hotline, but they didn't give me all that much help.

    In the end they just offered to send me a new sensor free of charge.

    Now all is well(besides the fact that I have to wait 1-2 weeks to play my wii).

    Still, I wonder what could have happened. I mean honestly, the only time the sensor bar was touched was when i took it out of the package and placed it onto my tv.
     
  10. WiiLink

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    damn, that sucks. I'm guessing you can't play VC games either while you wait?
     
  11. Echotrueno

    Echotrueno WiiChat Member

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    Nope, I can't select anything.

    I'm gonna be so bored >.<
     
  12. Wii_would_like_to_play

    Wii_would_like_to_play Got Wii December 24th.

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    my sensor bar was messing up so i put it on TOP of my tv and seted the setings to BOTTOM and it actually works BETTER!
     
  13. Link_of_Hyrule

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    how many wii remotes do you have? if you only have 1 when you go into the calibration does it show does moving when you move the controller if not then its the could be the controller try pointing it at different lights most bright lights will show up in the calibration settings thing anything that emits IR you can use almost anything for a sensor bar even Christmas lights.
     
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    I DID EVEN KNOW YOU COULD CALIBRATE THE THING

    ill have to check that out
     
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    yeh if you go into the settings theres this little black box and you move around you see white dots those are things the remote detects as the sensor bar. it uses 2 points to tell where the controller is in 3d space its not that complicated.
     
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    Are you sure the black part of the sensor bar is facing towards you?
     
  17. Wiidad

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    make sure the sensor is not upside down :(
     
  18. WiiLink

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    good idea but I don't think he'll be able to get to that settings screen without the cursor.
     
  19. Metalclay

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    well, to be sure it's the sensor bar, if you have a digital camera, take a picture of the sensor bar with the wii on, and the bar plugged into the wii.

    after taking the pic, if don't see the ir leds, then something wrong with the bar. but if you see the leds (small red lights) then, it's the wiimote. in that, case try smacking the wiimote with your palm.
     
  20. Echotrueno

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    i guess its the wiimote then, i tried the camera thing, and its working.
     

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