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Topic: Troubleshooting: Wiimotes sometimes register in reverse

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ViolaBouquet

I just got a refurbished Wii U through the Nintendo store. All three of the Wii Remotes do the same thing. They will work fine sometimes, but other times really mess up. I first noticed it in Nintendo Land. While in the entrance of a game the wii remote would seem like it was resisting the movement I was doing, and sometimes going to opposite direction. Once we were in the game it worked fine. I was playing the demo for Wii Sports Club and both Bowling and Golf would register my back swing for front and vise versa.

I've tried removing the grips on the Remotes, and taking down all of the mirrors. Has this happened to anyone else?

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TingLz

Are they Wii remote pluses or just regular wii remote?

If they are regular wii remotes, then you need to configure the sensor bar through the Settings menu on your Wii U. You will need to make it less sensitive.

If they are wii remote pluses, then I think there is a setting in Nintendo Land that allows the pluses to reconfigure/reset

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ViolaBouquet

It is a WiiMote Plus

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when I had a wii it'd happen sometimes when I left the wii remotes upside down or at a weird angle for too long it also happened when I tried to see if the pointer controls worked with a mirror(and they do)
never understood why it happened

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ViolaBouquet

Hmm. I've done the "leave remote on flat surface upside down for 10 seconds" without it fixing the problem. Later tonight I will have to test some things again. The only one that it says could cause problems is using rechargeable batteries. I don't know how that could cause this issue though. It's odd when it does happen. It never happened while we were playing 3D World with one Wii Remote and 1 game pad.

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willobee

Well 3D world doesn't have any motion controls...

What exactly is the issue? A moving the wiimote to the left causes it to go right on screen?

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ViolaBouquet

Sometimes in Nntendo Land the remote would go right when you move the controller left but mainly felt like it was resisting any movement. When we did the Metroid mini game they worked great.

While plying wii sports club I tried bowling and golf. Moving the controller forward registered as backwards.

I forgot the 3D world didn't use any motion controls. I was using the gamepad and my fiancé had the remote.

I wrote Nintendo and hoping when they respond they might have an idea. Could sensors from the TV, or Apple TV might be causing a problem?

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willobee

Unlikely... the sensor bar on the Wii is used for the pointer controls like in Metroid, which you said worked great. It's also used for recentering the gyro in some games though.

Do you only have one wiimote? If so, perhaps the gyroscope or accelerometers in the mote is causing issue. Have access to another wiimote you can try?

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ViolaBouquet

I have three Wiimote Pluses. They all do the same thing.

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willobee

Very strange. I have no clue what the cause could be.

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ViolaBouquet

I opened up wii sports club again and tried tennis. On every menu screen the cruser followed the remote's movements perfectly. Once it opened to a match the swings were in reverse. Moving it to mi right made the racket to to the left. On the menu for the game it's fine but only changes after entering the game.

I might make a video showing it. It doesn't make sense to me. Maybe it's something that only happens when the remote is used to swing around the body instead of pointed at the TV.... are there different sensors for different movements of is it all the same process?

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ViolaBouquet

So Nintendo wrote me back, but nothing. I'll call customer service tomorrow if I can.

I did find out that two of the 3 remotes are backwards. So one of them is working fine.

I made a video showing the issue. Tennis it is obvious that it is backwards. For bowling up goes down, and down goes up.

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willobee

ViolaBouquet wrote:

are there different sensors for different movements of is it all the same process?

The pointer controls where you aim at the screen is done by a camera in the end of the remote seeing the sensor bar. Swinging and rotation is done by accelerometers and a gyroscope.

And it does not matter he the remote is calibrated, it just needs to be still.

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ViolaBouquet

Could it be that the accelerometers are backwards. These were from the Nintendo refurbished store...

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ViolaBouquet

I had ordered a 4th remote that came in today. Same thing! one of my remotes still works great, while the other three now are reverse.

I just spent some time on the phone with a tech who seemed to know next to nothing on how the system actually functions and instead was reading a script on troubleshooting tips.

I am now sending it into Nintendo for repair.

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Of_Folsense

The same thing happened to me with a new Wii U. I did two things, and I'm not sure which one fixed it.
1. Plugged in the sensor bar from an old Wii
2. Turned off some kind of assist in the settings
I can't remember the exact setting I changed, but I'll check when I can.

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ViolaBouquet

Prof_Clayton wrote:

Seems obvious, but was the sensor bar upside down?

I checked that. It performed the same when I flipped it over, and when I switched it to the bottom of the TV instead of the top. I shipped it out. So lets hope it's good when it comes beck. I'm expecting the one remote that performed fine to be in reverse when I get the Wii U back.

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