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    Sunlight Stopping Wiimote working

    Just wondering how many people have problems with sunlight?

    I've found some articles on google but most seem to be written before the wii was launched and suggest it was fixed by launch time.

    I have my wii in the conservatory, it doesn't get direct sunlight on the TV or sensor bar, but the room gets very bright.

    The TV can be seen perfectly, but the wiimotes just don't work when pointing at the screen when the sun is out. Playing Mario Kart earlier was perfect as you don't point at the screen but then when I went back to the menu I couldn't press any of the channel icons (can that be done without pointing at the screen?)

    Had to wait 15 minutes for the sun to go behind a cloud.

    99% of the time it won't be a problem as it'll only be used at night but it's just the odd time at the weekend.

    If anyones had any success with finding solutions please let me know

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    Yes it happens, ultraviolet light i'm guessing. I have had it interfere many times before. All I did was close the curtains lol

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    I have had trouble with my fireplace and the Christmas lights, I don't have much sun. If you get the sensor bar closer, it may work better- perhaps one of those battery powered one set on a chair or stool nice and close when the sun is an issue.
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