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Wiimote replacement

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by hackdroot, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. hackdroot

    hackdroot WiiChat Member

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    Well, it finally happened. My daughter was swinging the remote while bowling and it went flying into the base of the TV after the strap broke. Fortunately the base is solid wood. Unfortunately the Wii remote doesn't work now. Something internally must have been damaged. I have one of the older straps on these as well. I wonder if Nintendo will replace the Wii remote.

    What sucks worse than not having a Wii? Having one you can't play because your Wii remote is broken and you cant find a replacement in stores. :nonod:
     
  2. No Smoking

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    If you ring nintendo they probably will replace it even though nintendo dont have to. Also she must have hit it pretty damn hard nintendo products are normally very strong.
     
  3. hackdroot

    hackdroot WiiChat Member

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    That is exactly what I thought. The remote appears undamaged and nothing appears to be shaking around on the inside. I saw the videos of the folks chucking them at warp speed into walls and such without issue. It's strange that ours took a minor hit and no longer has motion sensing.
     
  4. No Smoking

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    maybe try resyncing it, that might do the trick because you could drop any nintendo product out of a plane at 10,000feet and it would still work so im sure alittle knock wouldnt have broken it
     
  5. papa144

    papa144 WiiChat Member

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    Hi, new member. Does this mean sony won't make any replacement parts. will these controllers last forever.
     
  6. The_Mitch

    The_Mitch UNACCEPTABLE

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    wtf does sony have to do with anything? we are not a PS3 forum. go to PS3Chat.com
     
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    Yeah i agree with mitch What the hell you talking about sony??? its NINTENDO:nono:
     
  8. Omie

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    Nintendo is good about replacing stuff. They overnighted me 4 Wiimote Straps. I feel much "safer" having the re-enforced straps.
     
  9. extremegamer01

    extremegamer01 WiiChat Member

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    Do the nintendo wii's come with the newer straps now
     
  10. csiguy4u

    csiguy4u WiiMaster

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    Most will, but there are probably a good number of units floating around that were shipped out before the upgrade.
     
  11. Omie

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    All Wiis bought after December are "supposed" to come with the new Wii straps.
     
  12. wii.ndi

    wii.ndi WiiChat Member

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    atleast she learned her lesson.

    in the future - tell your children that you don't have to use max force, or if needed.. atleast hold onto it.

    not trying to be offensive, but common sense
     
  13. WolfpacSnakepit

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    I agree, dude. Why do most ppl feel the need to let go of the remote? Half the time i play games without the strap and it's still perfectly safe because i a) hold onto it and b) don't swing it like a moron.
     
  14. psychono2

    psychono2 Banned.....You Wish!

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    hmmm i got mine on the 15th,how do i know if its a newer strap?
     
  15. Omie

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    Is it "thick" or "thin"? lol You should be able to tell if its "thick" even if you dont have then "thin" one to compare because the thin one is like dental floss almost lol
     
  16. psychono2

    psychono2 Banned.....You Wish!

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    hmmm its pretty thick
     
  17. Omie

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    Then you have the new one. OMG see how easy that was lol
     
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    My Wii-Mote has been have a lot of problems from not being able to sync and the gyro inside is screwed up, so i called Nintendo and my new wii-mote arrives today. They were all yep were just gonna send u a new 1 and just send old one back. Nintendo Is So Nice!
     
  19. Ummagumma

    Ummagumma Wheeeee!

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    I've had several people exclaim while I'm explaining to them how to play a game like bowling on the Wii, "So, you actually throw the remote?". It's pretty funny, makes me think Nintendo should have partnered with Nerf when making the wiimotes, and then we really COULD throw them across the room while playing!
     
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    These people would be s**t at Wimbledon!

    Can you imagine Venus Williams serving and letting go of her raquet! :eek:
     

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