Wii controller speaker buzz

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Dec 10, 2009

Wii controller speaker buzz by gir489 at 3:29 AM (6,532 Views / 0 Likes) 23 replies

  1. gir489
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    I have 2 nintendo OEM Wii motes and I was playing Silent Hill and I noticed this REALLY fucking annoying buzzing noise that's coming from the wii mote's speaker. Turning the wiimote's volume up or down or to 0 does nothing to change it at all.

    The noise only occurs when the game is active. The sound goes away when I go to the Home menu.

    It happens on 2 wii motes, so the controller isn't defective.

    It's happened before on some other game, I can't remember the title. But it was so bad I had to stop playing it after less than a minute.
     


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    just disable sound from the wiimote.. its imposible u get sound from it if u have a volume of 0.. [​IMG]...?
     
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    When I have it at 0 in games like resident evil dark chronicles, it's even louder than max volume.
     
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    Please, one at a time. Don't all rush to help me.
     
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    have you updated your wii? what version are you on? How did you update? try updating again!
     
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    It's on 4.2U. I used wananikoko's updater.
     
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    I thought it to be interference too, but why would pulling up the homepage and running other games make the noise go away?

    Also, the noise goes away for half a second every time I plug in the nunchuck or take it out.
     
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    Ok, I think I'll take my time then.
     
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    Tested on another Wii.

    Same buzzing effect.

    The other Wii had cIOS 14 and Hereme's IOS 222/223. Tried on all 3 and both produced the buzzing effect.
     
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    I have exactly the same issue with a wiimote i bought from hong kong. Some games got the buzzing. I think i had that problem with house of the dead overkill. I think it may just the wiimote is the prob in my case. I only have the one controller so i can't try it with an official pal wiimote at the moment!

    I also notice that i get interference when using gibson les paul guitar and guitar games but i've pinned the cause of that to interference as i have lots of gadgets in the room. If i walk to the corner of the room the interference reduces.
     
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    Are you sure it's not atmospheric noise? I read a review of the game that mentions the wii remote acts as the radio in this game so it crackles and pops like a radio, is used like a cell phone, etc. Maybe it's intentional by design of the game... not that that'd explain it happening in multiple games...
     
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    my cellphone makes my wii remote make funny sounds. buzzing and cracking. makes the tv and stereos make a different sound though.
     
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    It's not a GSM buzz, I know what GSM buzz sounds like.

    It has to do with the game.

    I think it could be the WiiMotes themselves, but they are official Nintendo controllers.
     
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    I believe I figured the source of the problem.

    Out dated IOS/oldCIOSCORP installs.

    The buzzing also occurs on House of the Dead Overkill and The Conduit. Two games I played before Silent Hill that didn't have the buzz before on the same controllers. [​IMG]
     
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    I just used NUSD with the 12/5 Database and downloaded every non-stub IOS and installed it as a WAD.

    The buzzing noise still persists.

    It happens on:

    The Conduit
    Silent Hill
    House of the Dead: OVERKILL

    EDIT: If I backup all my saves to an SD card, and flash my old working 4.1U image back on, do you think that will fix it?
     
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    Add Guitar Hero III to that list.
     
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    C'mon.

    Someone must know something about this.

    EDIT: After comparing these to official OEM (for sure) controllers, I have found these are counterfeit controllers.

    Of course, when using the real controllers the buzzing does not occur.
     
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    Yeah it defintely happens with my 'hong kong' wiimote with House of the Dead Overkill & GH3.

    I have never touched cioscorp before and probably never will so i dont think that is the issue!

    I softmodded my friends pal wii to 4.0 using wani's 36r10 rev using exactly the same process as i followed to mod my wii except i updated my cios to 38r14 and 4.1e sm and he also has the same prob with house of the dead, overkill with his official uk wiimote.
    I used this guide:ULTIMATE System Menu 4.1 Guide, Backup Loaders Disc Channel USB
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=144835&st=1650

    I have not tried The Conduit as yet but will test it! I will also try them again through hiberns cios and see if this makes any difference!

    [​IMG]
     

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