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Friday, May 23, 2008

Fixed! Tilt Problems with the Wii Remote

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.

The Wii Remote (Wiimote) is a pretty flexible controller that in addition to a control pad is able to sense not only movement, but the force of that movement. In fact, games may require sensitive movements in order to effectively play games. when you are having issues with the Wii Remote detecting your tilt or rotating movements it can make for frustrating outcomes on your gaming experience.

If you are having problems with your Wii Remote tilting or rotating, there are a couple of things you can do to try and fix it.

First, check to see the motion sensor functionality by holding the Wii Remote with the "A" button side down. Without using much force, lightly tap the button side of the remote against the palm of your other hand a couple of times. Doing this does not take a lot of force, so be sure not to tap the Wii Remote hard.

Now try placing the Wii Remote in a neutral position by resting it on a flat surface during game play.

If the character or cursor still tilts on its own, there is a problem with the Wii Remote and you will need to contact Nintendo support at 1-800-255-3700 to discuss available options.