Wii Remote Accelerometer Problem (and solution)

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

  1. Smack

    Smack GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 13, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    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

    Dec 14, 2003
    Same exact thing happened to me once. Same solution.
  3. andreq

    andreq GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 30, 2007

    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 : 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

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

    Apr 29, 2007
    Kikkoman Factory
    My Wiimote shipped with a weird rumble, it makes a sound when it rumbles and the rumble is weak. [​IMG]
  5. Takrin

    Takrin GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 7, 2006
    United States
    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