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    wii quesitons

    Ive just bought a 2nd hand wii, and a brand new controller, and brand new mario kart.

    The wii turns on, ive managed to sync the controller, I can press the home button on the controller to get the home menu, power button turns machine on and off etc etc.

    But I cant seem to get a crosshair on the screen to navigate through the options. Ive got the remote control sensor below the TV as said.

    Is the wii dodgy merchandise or am i missiing something?

    Also, is wireless built in or do I need to buy something extra? Also, the controller that came with it had a battery pack type thing in the controller, how does one charge that?

    Sorry for a wii newcomer. All help appreciated

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    If you can't land the crosshair at all it sounds like a duff controller to me. I had this happen with my other half was 'fishing' and smacked it on the wall behind her.

    Tried all heights/angles and with the bar on top and under the telly? There's different settings and sensitivity you can mess with.

    Easiest test would be another wiimote.

    If there's a non standard rechargeable pack attached to the controller normally there's a charging bay with the console. Not standard stuff though.

    Wireless is built in.

    EDIT: Just read brand new controller ... very odd, might be the sensor bar as the sync iirc is done via bluetooth.

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    can you use the D pad to navigate through? If the sensor bar is set for top of TV function atm then you will have to lower the Wiimote quite a lot further than you think to see the hand pointer on screen. Make sure the setting is correct on the options.

    It has wireless built in so just goto the options screen again and set the wireless config in there

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    cheers for the suggesitons. The D-Pad doesnt work to scroll through the options. The picture of mario kart appears in the top left, but I cant seem to get to it.

    The stickers havent seemed to be peeled off the pads on the bottom of the reciever, so Im not sure if it was above or below the TV.

    Ive tried the remote that came with it, and my brand new one, and they both do the same thing.

    How can I change settings to make it above / below?

    Good to know that wireless is built in.

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    plugged the sensor bar in?

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    Does sound like a problem with the sensor bar.

    If you have a camera/camcorder have a look through it and see if you can see the ir coming out of the sensor bar.

    The wiimotes have a camera in the front of them that tracks this ir energy.

    Ben

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    thanks, will try it in the morning. But surely if I can use the remote to power on and off the wii, and press the home button on the remote to get the home menu up on screen, the reciever is working?

    Or does the wii itself recieve these signals?

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    The reciever is the Wii all signals are sent to the wii. The sensor bar is actually only 2 infra red LEDs. The wii mote has a IR sensitive camera for picking up the 2 lights which is why sensor bar position is important.

    If you can press the buttons the Wii is recieving the signal. I would think it is possible that the sensor bar is not producing the neccesary light if it still doesn't work but obviously its difficult to tell without seeing it. would try to move the wiimote around to see if you get the cursor appearing sounds like it should work to me.

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    jll try plexers trick with the IR beam through a camera.

    Thanks for the replies. Ill let you know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    The reciever is the Wii all signals are sent to the wii. The sensor bar is actually only 2 infra red LEDs. The wii mote has a IR sensitive camera for picking up the 2 lights which is why sensor bar position is important.
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    In the Wii settings menu (bottom left of the main screen IIRC) there is an option to adjust the sensor bar position above or below screen ( have you tried the sensor bar above the screen to see if it works better there?) there is also a sensitivity option which shows you what the camera on the wiimote can see - handy for seeing if the sensor bar is working. While in the sensitivity menu try turning down the sensitivity I had problems with the cursor doing all sorts of strange things before I discovered this setting.

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    Unfortunately I cannot thank you all in this forum, Ill +rep instead.

    Got it working. I had the receiver sitting flush under the bottom of the tv. Once I pulled it forward to the edge of the table unit, it worked great. Then I was able to go into settings and set it for bottom.

    Works great. Thanks all.

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    If you are looking for some good games try things like

    Wario Ware - smooth moves
    Excite Truck
    Super Paper Mario
    Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

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    I bought this as a gift for the folks who have been putting me up for the last couple of months here... I shan't be spending any more money on it, at least till I can get a job,.

    But will pass on the recommendations.

    Cheers.

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