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Wii Remote Broke,can It Be Fixed??

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by tatty12, May 28, 2007.

  1. tatty12

    tatty12 WiiChat Member

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    Hi my nephew managed to hit the remote on to the fire yesterday and now the remote only works to a point.
    You can use it to click on things but when you try to use it in a game the swinging action does'nt work.
    Can this be fixed.
    Thanks
    Steve
     
  2. Wiily Good

    Wiily Good WiiChat Member

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    If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong. :lol:

    I wouldn't have high hopes for the repair of your Wiimote. You could always ring Nintendo, they could send you a new one, but they probably won't. I think you'll just have to buy a new one.

    Sorry.
     
  3. firemedic242

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    Is it obviously damaged? If not is your system under warranty? The worse NIN will say is no. Just state that your wiimote stop working properly. Again the worse they can say is no. Also look at your local store you purchased at.
     
  4. Secumfex

    Secumfex Ninja? I'm a Pirate! Yarr

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    I'm very sure Big N will send you a new one right away.
    Is it a Wiimote from the Wiibundle or a Wiimote that you bought seperatly?
    At least you can try it.
     
  5. trevorsantos

    trevorsantos Banned

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    did you pay for insurance? tell them that it broke by calling nintendo custermer service at
    # 1-800-255-3700 or at www.nintendo.com. hoped i helped
     
  6. gh05t

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    well ask nintendo if they will fix it or try to return it to the store u bought it at (if possible) and if not, i would take it apart and mess around with it...since it already doesnt work u might as well open it up and try to do something....
     
  7. nilsk123

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    or in other words, your bluetooth shitzle is ****ed but your infrared is intact
     
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    dreamcastninja WiiChat Member

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    nintendo won't replace something that you broke. don't be stupid man.
     
  9. LevesqueIsKing

    LevesqueIsKing An Instant Classic

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    ^He isnt stupid if he forgets to tell nintendo that his nephew broke it.
     
  10. Major Tom

    Major Tom Uss Clan *****

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    I forgot to tell Nintendo that my DS Stopped working cause it fell out my second story window... & they fixed it for free.
     
  11. firemedic242

    firemedic242 WiiChat Member

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    HAHA!!! "You see my DS was minding its own business when it became depressed and jumped!" :aureola: :lol:
     
  12. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    I think Nintendo should fix it for you. But if they don't, another remote can always be bought from the shops. They are not as rare as the console itself.
     
  13. Brawny

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    actually, the IR data is sent over BT......

    It's the accelerometers that are jammed, or broken.

    Hit it some more. Might loosen it up. I've seen reports of that working.

    Otherwise, call ninty. Tell them the truth. If they don't fix it. Buy a new one for $40
     
  14. tatty12

    tatty12 WiiChat Member

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    Well had nothing to lose so i did as Brawny said and i hit it again.
    And what do you know it works fine now!!!
    Cheers Brawny saved me some money.
     
  15. Taills

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    [​IMG] Haha thats one of my mottos... if you can't get it to work, hit it. And if you don't know what it is, beat it with a stick.
     
  16. Brawny

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    glad I could help man. And thanks to Taills. If I didn't stalk ya, I wouldn't have known I helped this guy. :p
     
  17. firemedic242

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    That's freaking awesome. Hey it works though took my truck to the NIssan dealership cause my disc changer stopped working (truck is 2 years old) and they said they'd have to replace it for $500. What the!? Anyways they said that it wasn't covered by warranty. So my buddy and I did the same. Whacked the heck out of it. Guess what? Worked... gotta love Man Law ways.
     
  18. ciper

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    Sigh. Misinformation is rampant on this board.

    The "accelerometers" are rated to withstand 10,000 Gs while powered (taken from the official datasheet). It can most likely handle twice that. There is only one 3 axis accelerometer IC in the Wiimote which is only 4mm square, I don't think it can get jammed.

    Edit: Most likely the PCB would crack before anything else. If you are really curious Id take a magnifying glass and look for broken traces.
     
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  19. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Hey, he fixed it. So whatever works :thumbsup:
     
  20. ck19

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    same problem also, called nintendo, they told me to smack the remote several times with my palm. lol
     

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