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Old 04-18-2009, 08:53 PM
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Got the boy a Wii about a month ago, and it seems to be having some problems. Specifically, it looses the signal between the wireless controllers and the unit itself. I've read all the manuals and tried adjusting the sensitivity, but nothing seems to work.

About the only way the thing will work is if you stand almost directly in front of the little receiver bar that sits on top of the TV. I've tried changing the position and setting to place this bar beneath the TV, and I've changed batteries in the controllers, so I've run out of ideas.

Anybody know anything about these things?
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sister's got one but I don't know much about it, sorry
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Kids have had one since Christmas and you do need to be generall in front of the bar. We can get 8 or so feet from the tv but we do stay in the middle area. My bar is under tv about 5 feet off the ground.
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Have you tried nintendo's support site?

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/sys...n_na/index.jsp
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The have a bigger receiver bar or the IR option.

Both at amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...r+bar+wireless
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we have it too and stand back pretty far from the TV. the reciever is mounted on top of the set, also about 5 feet up. Its never a problem
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what kind of lighting is in the room? the wii uses infrared signals and it is possible that you are getting some interference from your lighting.
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Thanks for the replies folks, but it looks like my 5 YO has figured this thing out. He came downstairs and said, "Daddy, I fixed the Wii".

I can't believe it made any difference, but all he did was to put the remote back into the rubber sleeve which protects it. Sucker works like a charm now.

They really should put a disclaimer on these things that says anyone over the age of 30 shouldn't operate this if a kid under 6 is in the room. Severe risk of extreme emabarassment. ;?
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Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
Thanks for the replies folks, but it looks like my 5 YO has figured this thing out. He came downstairs and said, "Daddy, I fixed the Wii".

I can't believe it made any difference, but all he did was to put the remote back into the rubber sleeve which protects it. Sucker works like a charm now.

They really should put a disclaimer on these things that says anyone over the age of 30 shouldn't operate this if a kid under 6 is in the room. Severe risk of extreme emabarassment. ;?
Too true.

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