Black wiimotes (possibly fake) keeps beeping.

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  1. nando
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    so i just got a couple of black wiimotes - they could possibly be fakes but they seem legit - and they work absolutely fine except in metroid prime 3 they constantly beep. it basically sounds like a modem and it is faint but very irritating. it only seems to happen in MP3 thus far. i tested in several other games and it works perfect. both wiimotes do this with mp3, my original white ones don't.

    it's not a huge issue since i can just use white one for mp3, but i'm curious if anyone else has this issue or could test.
     
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    the only place u cn get a black wiimote is in japan right now.. they wont be out in the US for another 2 weeks.... the only other black wiimote in the US is a 3rd party wiimote...
     
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    yeah, mine got japanese writing all over them. but i got them via china so they are questionable.

    edit: they are definitely fake, but they work fine other than that annoyance, plus i was able to get club nitendo points. i guess they are sticking them in genuine retail boxes.
     
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    Could you post some pictures so that we can see what they look like?
     
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    If you bought them from China they're most likely fake. As for the beeping, I assume it's trying to rumble at a certain frequency but can not due to a manufacturing defect. Maybe try turning rumble off and see if that fixes the beeping. My other explanation is that the Wiimote is a bomb, and you should probably dispose of it.
     
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    i was fearing a bomb.. ether that or it's trying to place a long distance call over my wifi. the rumble and the sound are off, i never quite liked it.

    it's just weird that it only happens with mp3.
     
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    From Nintendo of America Tech Forum:

    Please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-255-3700. Please let your friend know that they can also give us a call, to further discuss the black Wii Remote they purchased. We have representatives available between 6 AM and 7 PM Pacific Time, seven days a week.

    Please have the time to call them. They might do something like replacing it or something - I dont know.
     
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    wow, thank you for inquiring on my behalf.

    i did give them a call and they wanted to set up the remotes for repair, but quite frankly i didn't feel like sending them in plus it might not be nintendo's duty to repair them. so i opened them up and i disconnected the speaker and the problem is no more. it is such a useless feature anyway and now my wiimotes are quiet.

    so if you all get some fake wiimotes with the same problem just cut off the speaker.