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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Fixed! Wii - Only One Dot Appears When Adjusting The Sensitivity Setting

This post is one of several on how to fix problems with your Nintendo Wii. To see the entire list, click here for the Nintendo Wii Repair Guide.

Adjusting the sensitivity setting on your Nintendo Wii can yield a significantly different playing experience by finely tuning the controller and the sensor bar to the way you want your Wii Remote (Wiimote) to perform.

In some cases while tuning your Wii’s sensitivity you can run into issues that occurs with other troubleshooting. The most common of these is when a only one dot appears during the adjustment process for the sensitivity setting.

If you are experiencing issue, below are the steps to take in order to rectify the solution. Good luck!
You can adjust the Nintendo Wii’s Sensor Bar sensitivity through the Wii's System Settings (click here for directions on accessing this feature). Normally, you should see two dots on the screen when performing this test.

Please note that "sensitivity" is referring to how sensitive the Wii Remote is to light, which determines how far away from the TV you can play; it does not affect the sensitivity of motions that are controlled by the internals of the Wii Remote.

If only one dot appears, check the Sensor Bar to see if anything might be blocking it, or if any lights are shining directly on it. Check to see that the Sensor Bar is not on any sort of a reflective surface, and that it is located all the way at the front of the TV or shelf it's placed on.

Check to see that the Sensor Bar is not resting on a reflective surface (such as glass), and that it is moved all the way to the front of the TV or the shelf the TV is placed on.

If there are no obstructions and no direct light, and only one dot is still appearing, this indicates that only one side of the Sensor Bar is working. If this is the case, then you will need to send in your Sensor Bar for maintenance / service. Please click here for repair information.