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    Jumping wiimote cursor

    Hello!
    I have a small problem. I softmodded my Wii just like this guide told me to. Everything was easy and all went well and I've been enjoying it a lot. But some time after the modding I noticed a problem with my wiimote. When I'm in Wii menu and point my controller and move it across the screen, sometimes about in the middle of the screen the cursor just jumps in the right side of the screen and it goes crazy flashing around and so on. After I get it back in the center I have to keep the wiimote in my hand pointed a few degrees to the left. I also have to avoid getting it into the right side of the screen again or it will do the same thing again and I find myself pointing the wiimote a few more degrees to the left.
    It is really annoying and it seems to do that in some of the games too. So not just in the Wii menu. So that makes it even more annoying and some of the games even harder to play. I hope someone has some info about this. I couldn't find anything on google and thought I'd try here.

    I did the softmodding according to this guide, I have synced the Wiimote, tried a couple of different controllers and I'm running 4.3e on my Wii.
    Thanks for everything.

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    The huge thing to remember with the Wiimote is that all it does is detect the presence of infrared light. The Sensor Bar is basically 10 infrared LED lights (five at each end) that the front end of the Wiimote (where the IR sensor is) picks up and then performs calculations based on distance between each point and to each point to determine it's pointed direction and what not.

    That all being said if there is any source of IR light being emitted from the same area of the sensor bar, or at the tv from behind you and being reflected back at the Wiimote it will play haywire with the Wiimote's functionality. A couple common sources of IR light are candles, some tvs, any small powered lights or led lights.
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    Neckru did you find an answer to your problem ?

    I soft modded my wii last night everything was perfected before hand but after the mod i have the same issues as you reported , the jumping cursor etc.

    My wii is a few years old and controllers are the same so its not a compatibility issue.
    Got 4 controllers all have same issue,new batteries in each.
    Nothing has changed sensor hasn't moved , niether has the tv or wii.

    I doubt that my sensor has just went wonky im as certain as i can be that it's a software issue , i just don't know where to start in troubleshooting the software.

    GF and i always sit on the same seats when we play the wii i can just about play in same seat gf cant the sensor wont pick up her controller.
    To get a stable cursor we have to stand directly in line of the sensor.
    Before the mod we could play from any corner of the living room.

    Any ideas

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    Well in desperation i re did the mod , followed all the instructions and did exactly as asked.Everything went fine all md5's checked without error,all 30 wads installed,formatted at each stage in fat32 etc etc but still the issues with the controllers remain.
    The communication between controller and sensor seems to have been affected in some software issue e.g the rapidly flickering jumping cursor,if moved to the left of tv dissapears and you have to center it again.
    Games can't be played from positions in the living room that were fine before the mod.To get a stable cursor you have to line yourself up directly in front of the sensor which makes it semi usable for gf and i but the main reason i modded was for the kids and they jump about like tazmanian devils with the controllers,so no chance of em keeping synch.
    Again nothing has changed apart from the mod, sensor didn't move niether did tv or wii.Oh and to rule out hardware completely i tried one of gfs mates sensors.
    Like the original poster of this issue i have searched google looking for a solution but turned up nothing , i'm a total noob and can't troubleshoot because i don't understand what i'm dealing with and afraid to cause unreversible damage.
    That being said i'm now contemplating trying to follow the guide here to undo the mod in the hope it will fix the issue.I see however i'm strongly advised not too.
    I'm at a loss people hoping sum clued up genius here knows the answer or can point me to where i'll become one of the enlightened ones.

    Look forward to reading your replies and in anticipation of that and for you taking the time to read threw this i thank you.

    Now i have to go return a sensor.

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    Not sure if any of this is going to apply to you, but here it goes:

    I've seen a few posts like his thru the years (thousands upon thousands of posts, only a few about this). I have one controller that has a very similar issue. Everyone kept telling me years ago that it was my sensor settings or something along those lines, so I gave up because I knew it wasn't. 3 others working fine but one not? So I just stored away the remote. Seeing your issues I decided to get it back out and do some testing to see what the difference was between them all and got some weird results.

    - The jittery/jumpy wii remote will not connect to my computer, no matter what I try it is not recognized. All the others are immediately found.
    - All the Wii remotes at first glance look identical, all the stickers are the same, they all feel the same weight wise. Serial numbers are imprinted in the same spot. Everything is identical, except for this that I just noticed:

    Working Remote


    Jittery Remote



    All of my 100% working remotes have the same pcb's as the working one pictured above. Also, the jittery one has phillips head screws instead of the triwing screws..???...

    I still haven't figured out how to get it to work correctly. Like I said they all look and feel identical, and they all were purchased around the same time. I wonder if some knock-offs made it onto the market as branded Wii remotes... It would be interesting to see if anyone else has these "other" Wii remotes.

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    Cjizzle ,
    First off , What a guy thanks alot for going to all that trouble off digging out your stored remote then putting it threw such diagnostic scrutiny.
    Secondly "the jittery remote wouldn't connect to your computer" , how the hell do connect 1 to a pc? you can do that?? , you guys here have knowledge that is beyond me.
    You trully are the enlightened 1's.

    Right now onto your post , very interesting , i hadn't even considered the issue lying with the controllers i was convinced it was a software glitch.
    You've now got me thinking it could be a combination of hardware + software , it's certainly worth exploring.

    Like you when i googled the issue it turned up very little , just a lot of posts about compatibility issues with new controllers.

    So back to my problem , as you hinted at the fakes now are very convincing and on looks alone are very convincing which is why i appreciate you sharing your findings.
    I thought i had for remotes it seems one has gone awol , out of the three i can put my hands on it may be the case that two of them are fakes.
    I bought my bundle 2nd hand , so don't know the history just assumed they were genuine remotes.

    The least i can do is contribute to this line off thinking with a few pics they will follow in my next post.

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    If your games where working fine before the mod, they should still work fine when loading form the disc channel, since this does not use modded ios for most games (except ios36- MK, SSBB, CVJ)
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    Ok here we go

    Suspect 1

    P1010236.jpg

    As you can see no number visible on the pcb it does however have the triwing screws

    Suspect 2

    P1010237.jpg

    again no obvisious serial on the pcb and again it has the triwing screws.

    Suspect 3 a.k.a obi wan kenobi my only hope

    P1010238.jpg

    Aha a number and better it still its a match for cjizzles working remotes again has the triwing screws.

    So my thinking is now when you buy the wii it usually comes with 1 remote forcing you to go out and buy more.
    So the original owner went out and bought more controllers for the best price he could and ended up with 2 fakes.
    They all look the part but lets see all 3 suspects in a line up.

    P1010240.jpg

    The sharpeyed amongst you will have noticed 1 subtle difference , only the 1 on the right has a nintendo sticker and thats the 1 that matches cjizzles with the 14G0 number on the pcb.

    So this gives me somewhere to start i'll have a play about with em tomorrow as it's just gone 1 am here.
    The hope is i get the one that matches cjizzles to work and then its just a case of buying OEM remotes.

    Being a fan of the xfiles i welcome all other theories and thoughts so if your reading this please contribute if you can.

    The truth is out there.

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    I'm sure there are multiple versions of official remotes, but just as you stated this is an xfiles thing LMAO. Just a theory, and a rather weak one, but it is still something to look at.

    As far as connecting them to a computer, all you need is a Bluetooth dongle (if it isn't built into your PC).

    And as mauifrog stated, a good test would be to start a game (other than the ones he listed) with an original disc and play it.

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