Wii Remote Accelerometer Problem (and solution)

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Smack, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Smack
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    Smack GBAtemp Regular

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    Thought I would share this with the temps.

    One of my Wii Remotes stopped sensing movement so I thought I was going to have to take it in for repair. Pointer, buttons, speaker, rumble all worked, just not movement. Let me preface this by saying I smacked the shit out of it in any attempt to get it working again. I call support and after establishing my problem with them I am given these instructions to try:

    Take the Remote and smack it against your palm gently, button side down.

    So I try it and sure enough presto it works. Very odd. I asked if this was a common problem and she said yes, lets hope it is this easy to fix all the time.

    Anyone else have issues with their Wii Remotes?
     
  2. wabo

    wabo GBAtemp Maniac

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    Same exact thing happened to me once. Same solution.
     
  3. andreq

    andreq GBAtemp Regular

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    XD

    This would have been so funny back in the NES day !


    Call nintendo ....

    Nintendo : Hi
    You : My Nes game "X" is not working, anything I could do ?
    Nintendo : Take the cartridge with both hand. Take it to your mouth and lightly (hardly...) BLOW some air in it.
    You : Ok, give me a minut.
    Nintendo : No problem
    You : SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh
    You : OMG thanks !! it works !
    Nintendo : Yeah it have been proven by our tech-team of high technology search division, here at Nintendo, that blowing air is the solution to many NES problem.

    anyway [​IMG]
     
  4. coolbho3000

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    My Wiimote shipped with a weird rumble, it makes a sound when it rumbles and the rumble is weak. [​IMG]
     
  5. Takrin

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    i had the problem also awhile back but fixed it by throwing the wiimote on the table...

    Accelerometer sounds like a regulator for a particle accelerator. That makes me wanna play Infantry but sony ruined the crap out of that game