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    Sensor bar problems

    i have a new wii, this is my secound one this week, when i get 15 feet away my controller doesn't work. Ive tried the top and bottom of the tv, and set the settings for this, with no luck, works fine up closer but not from my couch or chair! Am i doing something wrong? or is there a super sensor bar i can buy?

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    i did some more researching and know the answer now and found ones to buy, and the candle trick and remote control trick, but has anyone just cut the cord and added a batterry power source to make the original sensor wireless? does it work?

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    just cutting will not work it would need some kind of reciever plugged into the wii to get the signal. Just like that of the cordless guitars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slimercanada View Post
    just cutting will not work it would need some kind of reciever plugged into the wii to get the signal. Just like that of the cordless guitars.
    I disagree. The sensor bar only needs power from the console. It consists of two InfraRed LEDS that the camera within the Wiimote can see and it relies upon the Wiimote to relay that information to the console.

    You can go to a home hardware stores and purchase two IR leds and put them about 20 cm apart with battery power and create your own wireless sensor bar.

    If your controller isn't working from a larger distance it could be that the IR leds in your bar aren't powerful enough to send that far (assuming you have already tried upping the sensitivity in the system menu) or you are getting some sort of interference from some other electronics device that is around your tv. I had this happen because I had my computer set up near my tv and it was bouncing IR lights around the room making the hand onscreen shake when used from too far away from the screen.

    G'luck in testing your own to see which problem you may have. I suggest upping the sensitivity in the system menu and perhaps purchasing a third party sensor bar.


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