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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Jatycre, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. Jatycre

    Jatycre WiiChat Member

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    Ok, so I've had my Wii for a few days, and I've noticed something funny. I've been played Twilight Princess for a few days now. Whenever I'm using the pointer functionality of the Wii-Mote, if I point it at the spot on the TV that I want to aim at, it doesn't work. I have to aim it pretty much directly at the sensor bar. I've got it below my TV, and I've got the settings set to below TV. But still I have to aim it pretty much below the bar. Doesn't work if it's on top the TV either with the settings on above TV either, just makes me aim a little above the bar, but pretty much right at it. I don't know if this is something I should be worried about or not. Is it a common problem?
     
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    have you tried adjusting it in the settings menu?
     
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    Adjusting it how exactly? I've changed it to Sensor bar below TV when it's below my TV, and to Sensor bar above TV when it's above my TV. Helped a little, but didn't fix it.
     
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    Turn on the Wii, and grab a camera, or even a cellphone cam and look at the sensor bar with it, you should have 4 leds lit on each side, if you don't, maybe the sensor bar is ****ed.
     
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    Also, try adjusting the sensetivity in the Sensor bar settings. The Wii-mote could be picking up other sources.
     
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    You can make a small amount of difference by calibrating it within Zelda, but this will only take effect while zelda is running.

    From memory so might not be exactly right....

    Press "+" to get to save screen, hit options, point at the (+) and press "+"

    You can alter the pointer vertical offset by + or - 20 cm

    If this isn't exactly right, play around, you will find that screen :)
     
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    I had the same problem while playing Zelda on my plasma, so I was forced to move the setting within Zelda to -2. Now it works fine. I then moved it to my gaming room and was forced to change it back since the television was on a stand as opposed to hanging on the wall. I have had no other issues since moving it into my gaming room... how far above/below from your TV is your sensor?
     
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    Ok, took a pic with a cell and every little light was on.


    I'd try that with Zelda except the problem isn't just with Zelda, it's with anything that uses the pointer. Even the Wii channels menu.


    And my sensor bar is lined up perfectly with the bottom of my TV, but it's ahead of it at the edge of the entertainment center like the manual says to do.
     
  9. Goots

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    There is a sensor calibration screen in the Wii setup options, you could have a play with that.

    A lot does depend though, on how close you are to the screen. I sit about 3 Metres from mine and it seems fine, any closer though and it's as if you have to compensate by adding an offset manually or something.
     
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    Played around with the sensitivity settings, didn't help. I've moved around from being close to the TV, to being at the back wall of my room (which is probably at least 10 feet away or so), to everywhere in between. Nothing's helped. I'm starting to think this is a problem with the Wii itself. I really don't want to send it in though, just because I don't want to lose everything on my Wii's memory.
     
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    How close do you sit to the tv?
     
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    About 3 to 4 feet away. But like I said I've played around with positioning, doesn't seem to help.
     
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    That should be far enough. Make sure the sensor bar is at the edge also if youve got a 2nd remote maybe try that because it could be a faulty remote
     
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    Don't mean to interrupt, but when I look at my sensor bar with my cell phone there are 5 lights on each side instead of 4 lights..

    are there different models of the sensor bar or is my cell display lying to me?
     
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    I noticed he said 4 but i desided not to say anything. There are actually 5 IR leds on each side. So theres nothing wrong with your sensor bar
     
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    Yeah, I was gonna say something about that too, there are 5 led lights that are lit on each side, total of 10 led lights. Although only two are actually necessary for the Wii to work, one on each side. All 5 are lit on each side. Tried my second Wii remote (scored it at Best Buy), no luck, same problem. It's looking more and more like a faulty Wii console.



    EDIT: By the way, thanks so much for trying to help me everyone. It's great to see the Wiichat community is this good about trying to help out it's members.
     
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    Similar issue with my console. I think it may just be an inherent flaw that you just have to live with but if you find out any more about it, be sure to post it here 'cause I'll be interested.
     
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    After all the trouble these guys have gone through to help me, I'm sure it's not an inherent flaw that you just have to live with. Well, one way or the other, I'll get it fixed. If I have to send it to Nintendo, then that's what I have to do. At least they send you another console first, then you send them the broken console. Rather than being like MS and making you wait a week to two weeks, if not longer, to get a working console.
     
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    is your sensor bar flipped upside-down? (if you didn't use the provided double stick tape, then it's a possibility)
     
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    I thought about that too. I've tried flipping it over, didn't make a bit of difference. Which make sense seeing as it's just a set of LEDs so it shouldn't matter if it's upside down or not, as long as the lights are lit. Thanks though.



    And it gets even stranger. I hooked my wii up to my other TV on a table instead of in my entertainment center, and poof like magic it works fine. Only problem is, I'd much much rather use my better TV. This TV doesn't even have component hookups, only composite. I'll play like this if I have to, but I'm totally baffled as to why it works when hooked up to one TV but it doesn't when hooked up to the other. Maybe the Wii-Mote just doesn't like the TV being in the entertainment center?
     
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