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Wiimotes and Lightning

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Jenslin, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. Jenslin

    Jenslin WiiChat Member

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    Well, my brothers were playing our Wii early day during a thunderstorm. Story goes that a huge thing of lightning was near our house and then the Wiimotes started not to work. It is still thunderstorming here and still won't work. I was just wondering if it is just something with the thunderstorm and the wireless Wiimotes or a problem with the Wiimote.

    (On a side note, sorry for being inactive. Moved to a new house)
     
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    Perhaps an evil magical wizard placed a spell on your wiimotes.

    That sounds a little more possible.
     
  3. Lunatix

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    The lightning shut off your wiimotes and now they are corrupted/broken/useless is one possibility
     
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    Let's hope that's a joke.
     
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    lol as far as i know your not sposed to use electricals in a lightening storm anyway
     
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    More possible than EM fields from the lightning interfering with a bluetooth signal?????
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Uhhh. oh. ok. I would have thought it would be plausible that electromagnetic fields would interfere with electromagnetic signals. :S
     
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    Unless there is a constant stream of lightning hitting within like a kilometer, it wouldn't be what is causing it.
     
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    The IR Interference From The Lightning Flash Could Have Shorted Out The Sensors In The Wii Remote.

    That's My Theory. :)
     
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    Maybe were about to have a "War of the Worlds" :lol:

    But seriously, Did you try changing the batteries in your Wiimote? And if you did, then the lightning must of short-circuited it in some crazy way. Did the lightning affect your Nintendo Wii?
     
  12. JLU51396

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    Hey maybe the Mythbusters could try this myth.
     
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    Maybe the lightning was in fact caused by the shorting out of the Wiimotes?
     
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    Or I could just tell you it isn't possible.
     
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    Oh yeah i remember a time when there was a lightning storm and it broke my router(Would'nt turn on after so i threw it away.) that is always on so if you are in the same situation i was your Wiimotes are BROKEN. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

    Just be happy that it didn't break the wii.
     
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    Your router could get screwed up by a power surge or something, but since the Wiimote isn't connected to the power lines in anyway that isn't going to happen with it.
     
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    This is what I was going to say.

    You people make me feel like a genius.

    There was no EM FIELD PERMANENTLY SHORTING OUT THE BLUETOOTH SIGNAL?!?OMGOMG>!>!>!
     
  18. Lunatix

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    Oh alright then I guess I have nomore ideas on how his wiimote broke.
    So the only thing I would do now is call Nintendo or look on their site if you don't fix it or find a solution.(I guess he has done something about it because he doesn't seem to be posting:))

    -Good Luck

    P.S. Lightning + Wiimote = Broken Wiimote?
    Please test this theory by playing your Wiis during a lightning storm.
     
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    no thanks, but other users here can do so if they wish :D and speaking of lightening storms, my house was acting funny when i came back after being out all day (it was lightning and thunder thought the day) my cooker wouldn't turn on and my harddrive was acting funny, i was a bit panicky because i had left my ps3 on standby so i turned it off for a while and i turned it on later on, to my relief it was completely fine, i just hate the british weather, why such bad weather in july? it's crazy.
     
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    Didn't I Already State This? :-/
     

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