Does your Nintendo Wii Remote’s cursor no longer appear where you are aiming at the screen? Nintendo Wii Remotes are susceptible to a range of problems that could cause the cursor to become inaccurate, several of which are simple to fix. Check the following possible causes to identify and solve the problem.
Sensor Bar is Obstructed
If the Nintendo Wii’s sensor bar is obstructed, the system may have trouble sensing the Wii Remote. If the sensor bar is obstructed by anything, move the bar to a new place where it has a direct line of sight to your Wii Remote. Additionally, make sure that the sensor bar is completely plugged into the back of the Wii console.
Remote is Miscalibrated
If your Nintendo Wii Remote is not calibrated correctly, it will often result in a misaimed cursor. To re-calibrate the remote, place it on a table with the button-side down and the remote oriented parallel to your television screen for ten seconds. Then, point the Wii Remote back at the television. If the cursor is still misaligned, navigate to your Wii’s settings on the home screen and make sure that the location of the sensor bar is correct (it should be positioned either below or above the television).
A Light is Too Close to the Sensor Bar
The Nintendo Wii sensor bar uses a heat signal from the Wii Remote to sense where you are pointing with the Wii remote. Make sure that there are not any lamps placed close to the sensor bar, as the mixed heat signals may cause an inaccurate or sporadic cursor. Also, make sure that there are not any infrared lamps in the same room as your Wii system, as the infrared light will affect the sensor bar.
Malfunctioning Sensor Screen
If your Nintendo Wii Remote’s cursor is still misaligned, the problem could be a malfunctioning sensor screen on the Wii Remote. The sensor screen is the black rectangle on the front end of the remote. Use the Sensor Screen Replacement Guide to install a new screen.
If you have made sure that there are no obstructions blocking the Wii’s sensor bar, recalibrated the remote, moved any lights near the sensor bar, and replaced the sensor screen, but the Wii Remote’s cursor is still misaligned, the problem could be a faulty motherboard. The motherboard is the heart of the Wii Remote and transmits signals throughout the remote. If you have already tried each of the previous solutions, the motherboard could be broken. Install a new Wii Remote motherboard using this Wii Remote Motherboard replacement guide.
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