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Monday, October 08, 2007

My Wii Nunchuk Is Sticking, Now What?

Over the weekend I started having a problem with my Nintendo Wii. My game of choice recently has been "THE BIGS" a 2K Sports baseball game that my brother-in-law and sister-in-law gave me for my birthday back in July (Thanks!). I have really enjoyed the game (review coming soon), but the game itself requires pretty heavy use of the Wiimote tethered Nunchuk in several movements and aspects of the game.

Heavy use means a good amount of pressure, whether running for the ball or trying to make your way around the base paths. Then yesterday, my Wii Nunchuk started to have an issue.

While pitching, all of a sudden the Nunchuk appeared to only go down and to the right as if the analog stick was depressed. I shook it around and rotated the analog stick, but could only even with in the upper most top left area could only get it to recenter. It appeared that the Nunchuk was stuck. Only by unplugging the Nunchuck could I get it to recenter.

Then, after another 10 minutes of playing the same thing happened again. Not sure why, but it appears the Nunchuk is ending it's useful life. I did some Google searching, but could not find any recent incidents that could help me out with a potential fix.

Most likely I will be taking the Wiimote Nunchuk through the entire disassemble process to see what the issue is. Have you had such and issue with your Nunchuk? Were you able to fix it or can you help me out?


Pollokiller said...


I'm having exactly the same problem playing Lego Star Wars. The problems seems to be in the connector, since it doesn't appear when I don't move around the ninchuck for a while. Don't know if this can be solved.

Anonymous said...

We had the same problem with Zelda. But we found that if we had it plugged into the wii-motion plus it did it more frequently. Did you have it plugged into that? Or was it just the regular remote?