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    Question Hot Wii damaged the sensor system

    Hey there,

    I have bought a hacked wii from a guy, but I didn't noticed at first that the REAR FAN was broken, so I played like 5 times with the wii getting very hot and shutting-up after an hour.


    I've just changed the REAR FAN, works great.

    wii-rear.jpg


    Unfortunately, the heat damaged the sensor system. I have to approach my Wiimote very very close to the sensor to get the hand on the screen. I've tested with another sensor, and it's the same problem (both sensor works, I got a 2nd wii and it work fine). So I'm sure the board didn't appréciate the heat.

    When I try to adjust the sensor sensitivity, I see like 3 or 4 points (normaly it's 2) (still with my wiimote close to the sensor). Making the sensitivity from 3 to 5, don't change things much.


    RTEmagicC_settingsSensorSensitivity_en.gif


    Questions :

    1) Is the sensor plugeed directly on the main-board ?
    2) Can I use "electrical contact cleaner" on the main-board ?

    (This :

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    3) Could a Welding been damaged and maybe need to be fixed ?
    4) What is the normal Voltage of the sensor bar ?
    5) Are they Voltage testing point ?
    6) Have you any idea how I can fix my Wii ?


    Thanks in advance.

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    Hey mate! While I'm a newb here, especially with software, Hardware is my niche

    1. The port itself is directly soldered onto the motherboard, but to get at it you'll have to disassemble the console.
    2. I'd use it sparingly and be sure to clean it off when you're done with a proper kleenex or something, I don't know specifically if that is or not, but if it's conductive it could kill your board on boot
    3. It most certainly could have. I doubt it, and I have a feeling it's more the plastic in the port that's been damaged and rendered the bar useless.
    4. Unfortunately I don't know. With the low voltage the Wii draws and the needs of LED's I'm most likely gonna guess it's only 3.0v.
    5. Yep. If you find a ground and the voltage drop you'll get a reading (be sure not to short stuff out!) like I said of probably 3.0v
    6. It's as simple as getting the sensor bar another 3/whatever volt source. (USB...!) All the port does is provide power, not data. You could even just buy a wireless sensor bar

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    You are saying awesome stuffs man !! I didn't know the sensor bar was only providing signal, I was sure it was giving back signal to the Wii, but now you sayed it, it's an evidance, seeing the shape of the sensor bar cable

    I'll probably get a Wireless sensor-bar then !!

    Thank you very much mate, I was desesperate

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam0509 View Post
    You are saying awesome stuffs man !! I didn't know the sensor bar was only providing signal, I was sure it was giving back signal to the Wii, but now you sayed it, it's an evidance, seeing the shape of the sensor bar cable

    I'll probably get a Wireless sensor-bar then !!

    Thank you very much mate, I was desesperate
    Wireless sensor bars are awful. Your problem lies within the batteries of your wii remote, try a new pair out. This is always my problem with it atleast. If that doesn't work, you said you had a second wii. Turn the broken wii on first, then sync/turn on the wii remote with the first console, then turn on the second one with the sensor bar in the second one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam0509 View Post
    You are saying awesome stuffs man !! I didn't know the sensor bar was only providing signal, I was sure it was giving back signal to the Wii, but now you sayed it, it's an evidance, seeing the shape of the sensor bar cable

    I'll probably get a Wireless sensor-bar then !!

    Thank you very much mate, I was desesperate
    What I'd suggest doing is just having two scented candles set up in place of the sensor bar! Cheap and doesn't need batteries

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