How to Make a Wireless Sensor Bar Work

Written by greg lindberg
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The Nintendo Wii video game console allows motion sensor control through use of a sensor bar and a wireless Wii remote. The Wii comes with a sensor bar you can connect to the console, but you can also purchase wireless sensor bars that are battery-operated. In order to make sure the wireless sensor bar works properly, you must set it up according to the guidelines provided by Nintendo, which include manually checking the sensitivity of the motion sensor bar.

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    Insert the required batteries into your wireless sensor bar before setting it up with your Nintendo Wii.

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    Make sure the wireless sensor bar is turned on and set to battery-operated mode. Refer to the user manual for the wireless sensor bar if you need help.

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    Place the wireless sensor bar above the centre of your television so that the front of the bar is aligned close to the front of the television.

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    Turn on your Nintendo Wii and point the Wii remote to the “Wii Settings” option. Press the “A” button on your Wii remote to enter the "System Settings."

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    Click on the “blue arrow” option to access the Wii "System Settings 2" page. Click on the “Sensor Bar” option by pressing the “A” button on the Wii remote.

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    Select the “Sensor Bar Position” option, then select the “Above TV” option. Click on the “Confirm” button.

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    Select the “Sensor Bar Sensitivity” option and move the Wii remote until you see two blinking white dots. Move the “plus sign” or “minus sign” buttons if you don’t see the blinking dots to adjust the sensitivity of the sensor bar.

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    Press the “A” button on your Wii remote when you’re finished to save your settings. You wireless sensor bar should now work properly.

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