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    Wiimote with no cursor

    All I can find is people with syncing issues with their wiimote.

    My problem seams different, as I have never read a post about this or the likes.
    My wiimote works fine at the wii menu, all buttons and I can navigate with the cursor, but when I load any channel (wiiflow, homebrew channel, emulator channels) I can't navigate with the cursor. All of the buttons still function correctly, but there is no cursor.
    My thought is its software related somehow, because of it working on wii menu but not on channels. I will keep trying different channels, settings, and rebooting to see if something works and post back. In the meantime if anyone has any ideas I'd greatly appreciate it.

    EDIT - I just found another post with a "similar" problem. He update ios58 and HBC and it worked. My prob is I have already updated those and all has been good for months. I will try to reinstall those to see if it helps.

    EDIT2 - So I just reinstalled IOS 58 v 6175 and HBC and still no luck.
    I am able to use the D-pad to navigate most menus but not the cursor which is extremely inconvenient as I can't access wiiflow's settings to install a new game w/o the cursor.
    Imagine your pc w/o the mouse and only the use of the arrow keys. It sucks!!!
    I also noticed my sensor bar is only emitting infrared out of one side. It should be both shouldn't it. I saw this using my camera phone. The wierd part as I said before is the cursor works on the wii menu no prob, just fails at every menu after that. I don't currently have another sensor bar to test, but like I said it does work (everytime) on the wii menu. What gives?

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    SysCheck

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    Interesting syscheck... I can't wait to see what the experts tell us. But before they do, I will speculate that IOS50 thru IOS6x are responsible for running apps, and it appears that you don't even have IOS36 truncated either, hmmm. I'll see if I can find another topic pointing out IOS' and what they each do.

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    Is it by any chance an aftermarket remote from eBay? Sometimes those don't work well with Homebrew apps.

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    Interesting syscheck... I can't wait to see what the experts tell us. But before they do, I will speculate that IOS50 thru IOS6x are responsible for running apps, and it appears that you don't even have IOS36 truncated either, hmmm. I'll see if I can find another topic pointing out IOS' and what they each do.
    Yes, as you can see ios is trucha bug enabled.
    Maybe ou are not reading the syscheck right as it is an older version. All of my IOS' are up to date. This is a syscheck right after Maui's ANY wii guide. Its worked for months.

    Is it by any chance an aftermarket remote from eBay? Sometimes those don't work well with Homebrew apps.
    No, original wiimote. As I said, been working forever.


    Does anyone now if both sides of the sensor bar are supposed to emit infrared. Check your looking through a camera phone or similar, I am curious why only one side works fine at the wii menu. It seems to me, to read infrared 3 dimensionally, you would need 2 focal points (like your eyes). Maybe because its just a menu (2d) it only enables 1 infrared? Just thinking out loud.

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    Have you tried using another wiimote? Since it's not that Nyko junk, it should be working. If you have a friend with a Wii, maybe try using his sensor bar to see if the issue resolves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovewiibrew View Post
    Have you tried using another wiimote? Since it's not that Nyko junk, it should be working. If you have a friend with a Wii, maybe try using his sensor bar to see if the issue resolves.
    Yes, I've tried 4 wiimotes, all with the same results, no cursor after wii menu.
    I will try another sensor bar tomorrow I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stmcmurray76 View Post
    Yes, as you can see ios is trucha bug enabled.
    Maybe ou are not reading the syscheck right as it is an older version. All of my IOS' are up to date. This is a syscheck right after Maui's ANY wii guide. Its worked for months.



    No, original wiimote. As I said, been working forever.


    Does anyone now if both sides of the sensor bar are supposed to emit infrared. Check your looking through a camera phone or similar, I am curious why only one side works fine at the wii menu. It seems to me, to read infrared 3 dimensionally, you would need 2 focal points (like your eyes). Maybe because its just a menu (2d) it only enables 1 infrared? Just thinking out loud.
    The sensor bar is not that smart. It just gets 6 volts DC from the Wii to power both banks of LEDs. The system has no control over one side or the other. If one side was dead then it wouldn't work at the SM either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krafter View Post
    The sensor bar is not that smart. It just gets 6 volts DC from the Wii to power both banks of LEDs. The system has no control over one side or the other. If one side was dead then it wouldn't work at the SM either.
    I might disagree (i'll confirm later), but I just had my friend look at his sensor bar through a camera and he has both sides lit up.
    Mine only has one side lit up and wii menu works, but nothing after that (except wii options, sd card icon etc...) no channels.

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    One day I got to thinking about how they worked (mainly the battery powered ones). If it was truly a "sensor bar" then how in the world would the signal get transmitted back to the Wii after receiving it from the remote? I got to looking and found this article. Since then I have had a few of them apart and there are no brains what so ever inside of them. Just two banks of LEDs. The closest thing to any brains would be in a battery power one with an out shut off feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krafter View Post
    One day I got to thinking about how they worked (mainly the battery powered ones). If it was truly a "sensor bar" then how in the world would the signal get transmitted back to the Wii after receiving it from the remote? I got to looking and found this article. Since then I have had a few of them apart and there are no brains what so ever inside of them. Just two banks of LEDs. The closest thing to any brains would be in a battery power one with an out shut off feature.
    This is from your link.

    Spoiler



    Not that I doubt YOU in any way, but I think this might confirm my theory about triangulation.
    Whether I am right or wrong is to be determined.

    I have confirmed that my wii menu functions with half of the sensor bar functioning, just not channels thereafter, thus implementing that the triangulation is needed from there on.

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