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    I just hooked up my mom's Wii for her. Everything was assembled correctly but the sensor bar isn't working properly. Sometimes it picks up the controller but only when we hold it like a few inches away. Other times it won't pick it up at all. And when it was working, is it suppose to be that jittery? I unplugged everything and plugged it back in but it's still doing the same thing. Anyone have a good remedy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The 1 2 P View Post
    I just hooked up my mom's Wii for her. Everything was assembled correctly but the sensor bar isn't working properly. Sometimes it picks up the controller but only when we hold it like a few inches away. Other times it won't pick it up at all. And when it was working, is it suppose to be that jittery? I unplugged everything and plugged it back in but it's still doing the same thing. Anyone have a good remedy?
    It shouldn't be jittery. Try moving the sensor bar and make sure it's aligned with the front of the TV. Where is it currently situated? Above or below the TV?

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    It's below the tv, alittle further left actually. But thats because theres other stuff on the table(she's about to get a new table for it). Even when I did the sensor test (I forgot it's proper name) the controller still moved like it was operated my someone who was wired. Hopefully I don't need a new sensor bar and/or controller.
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    Remember, the Wii controllers work on IR.

    I'd strongly reccomend putting the sensor on top of the TV if that's possible.

    AND IT NEEDS TO BE CENTERED ON TOP OF OR ON THE BOTTOM OF THE TV, IT CAN NOT BE TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT

    You will need to do two things (if you haven't already)

    1.) Remove ALL strong/extraneous light sources that could be interfering with the sensor on the controller. (Bright, luminescent lamps in the vicinity of/behind/in front of the TV) You don't have to turn the lamps completely off, just move them away from the TV area.

    2.) Go to the Wii settings and run the controller sensitivity setup, it'll have a screen with dots and descriptions of how many dots it should have at the correct sensitivity (I can't remember off the top of my head).

    those things should help with the sensitivity and jitter of the Wiimotes.

    They're not very good in general even when they're funcitioning perfectly (there's always a SLIGHT jitter, but it should be passable).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie_Says_Relax View Post
    2.) Go to the Wii settings and run the controller sensitivity setup, it'll have a screen with dots and descriptions of how many dots it should have at the correct sensitivity (I can't remember off the top of my head).
    Thats what I did(couldn't think of it's proper name earlier) and I did this twice. But tomorrow I'm going to take your advice and try to see if I can get it working properly without any jitters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The 1 2 P View Post
    Thats what I did(couldn't think of it's proper name earlier) and I did this twice. But tomorrow I'm going to take your advice and try to see if I can get it working properly without any jitters.
    Strong light sources can be very problematic with the Wiimote sensor bar, that and the fact that it sounds like you had the bar way too far to the left hopefully are your only problems.

    That bar isn't like the IR sensor on a TV set or a cable box that can be generally anywhere in range of the IR signal, it's tracking the Wiimotes based as much on ITS position as the Wiimotes position, so it needs to be dead center on the top or bottom of the set it's on.
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    I think the Wii is worse than the Power Glove when it comes to the system. With the Wii you have a single sensor bar. With the Power Glove you have multiple sensors which give a wider area of effect and you can pretty much be wherever you want almost for it to react.

    Both the Wii and Power Glove suck though if you ask me. However. "I love the Power Glove. It's so bad."
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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    I think the Wii is worse than the Power Glove when it comes to the system. With the Wii you have a single sensor bar. With the Power Glove you have multiple sensors which give a wider area of effect and you can pretty much be wherever you want almost for it to react.

    Both the Wii and Power Glove suck though if you ask me. However. "I love the Power Glove. It's so bad."
    Having owned/used both I wholeheartedly disagree. Wiimote kicks the power gloves ass. If for the only reason being that it actually works.

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    If there are any candles lit in the direction you're pointing the Wii remote, move them out of the way or blow them out.

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    The comforting thing when dealing with Nintendo products is that in 99% of the case you have an issue it is not the fault of the hardware but something else. At least in my experience - especially compared to other companies.
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    I had this problem with our Wii last year around this time. Turned out to be the "chasing" Christmas tree lights on our tree. The tree was positioned next to the TV. Turned off the lights on the tree and had no problems after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkythejedi View Post
    I had this problem with our Wii last year around this time. Turned out to be the "chasing" Christmas tree lights on our tree. The tree was positioned next to the TV. Turned off the lights on the tree and had no problems after that.
    I too ran into this problem this holiday. I turned off the christmas lights, and the problem went away.
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    So today I centered the sensor bar and that didn't work. So finally I layed the sensor bar flat instead of upright connected to it's holder. Not only does it work now but the jitters have magically dissappeared. Thanks for all your help guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by The 1 2 P View Post
    So today I centered the sensor bar and that didn't work. So finally I layed the sensor bar flat instead of upright connected to it's holder. Not only does it work now but the jitters have magically dissappeared. Thanks for all your help guys
    Upright?

    You mean you had it set up vertically?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie_Says_Relax View Post
    Upright?

    You mean you had it set up vertically?
    Yup. I had both sensors facing the ceiling. Amazing how that can fuck up the motion sensing so easily, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The 1 2 P View Post
    Yup. I had both sensors facing the ceiling. Amazing how that can fuck up the motion sensing so easily, lol.
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