Does your pointer ever twitch?

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#1 Posted by 1vgfan (1338 posts) -

Does your pointer on the Wii ever twitch while moving the remote? Mine does, and it's reeeeeeeeeally annoying. Does anyone else have this problem? I think I'm going to call Nintendo, but I'm just making sure that for some off chance that it may be normal.

So, just tell me if your pointer on the screen is really smooth, or twitchy like mine. Thanks!

#2 Posted by Guckyy (1227 posts) -
That happens to me when I am too far away. Try getting really close and see if it is still happening.
#3 Posted by Ehlohim (293 posts) -
One morning I turned on the Wii and the Cursor was going nuts all over the screen. Turns out that because I had the TV facing a big window, there was a huge glare that screwed around with the wireless sensor. Does your cursor still twitch when there's no sunlight?
#4 Posted by NECR0CHILD313 (7025 posts) -
When playing Red Steel it does. But this is because of a glitch in the game, not the system itself (it doesn't happen when the Wiimote's sound is turned off). None of my other Wii games twitch.
#5 Posted by chris0025 (483 posts) -
when i try to sit down and play from beyond the recommended distance it twitches...i all i can do is advise you to sit 3 feet from the screen wich i think is nintendos recommendation.
#6 Posted by ThePlothole (11515 posts) -

3 to 10 feet is the recomendation. Though it seems to get twitchy on the outer edge of this range.

Now I suppose if you replaced the sensor bar with a pair of *whatever* that can emit a stronger IR light, you'd get better range on the thing. Alternatively, you could just try moving the bar closer to you.

#7 Posted by christian1993 (380 posts) -

sometimes.

#8 Posted by RedArch712 (33 posts) -
in my experience, it seems that during the day twitching can be caused by a lot of ambient light so you'll want to go to the menu and turn down the sensitivity. but at night, when there's little light to interfere, you wanna turn up the sensitivity to stop the twitching
#9 Posted by lilsmurfaroonie (416 posts) -
mine never twitches, when it does its just the "shakiness" over my hand. u sure its not u twitching?
#10 Posted by Yasihiko (690 posts) -

That happens to me when I am too far away. Try getting really close and see if it is still happening.Guckyy

What he said, you're probably too far away. I've stood across the living room from the kitchen where my Sensor Bar is and that happens to it.

#11 Posted by dieworm (6416 posts) -
Do the "two dot" sensitivity setting, it ACTUALLY helps :|
#12 Posted by Mr_Doodle (579 posts) -
It'll sometimes happen to me when I point at the TV at an angle, especially towards the edge of the screen.
#13 Posted by LOLhahaDEAD (4431 posts) -
If I sit diagonal from it.
#14 Posted by EuqirneSelbor (459 posts) -

I went to see if my pointer twitches and the funny thing is that itactually twitches a fair amount while I'm in the Mii Channel. What I did was lay the Wii Remote on a table in front of the sensor bar and the damn little hand/cursor will twitch, and I'm not even touching it. It doesn't happen anywhere else and gameplay doesn't seem to be affected. I tried it with two other controllers with lights on and off, in close range, and it still does it, but like I said it's only really noticablein the Mii Channel.

#15 Posted by ghostadv (3080 posts) -
My pointer will twitch every now and then, but not often enough to bug me.
#16 Posted by kiloslanga (6 posts) -
mine twitches from far only wen i rotate remote. in gms its fine tho pretty annoying.
#17 Posted by Gangans (1273 posts) -

I get twitching if there are flat reflective surfaces near the tv or sensor bar or in between the sensor bar and the wiimote. The signal from the sensor bar simply reflects onto a flat reflective surface and screws with you wiimote. Direct sunlight from outside does this as well, the wiimote picks it up and starts twiching.

Unavoidable I guess, just think about the positioning and light sources when setting up your wii thats all.

#18 Posted by specialed (3669 posts) -

It could be batteries going dead, it could be the glare from a window(like someone said), it could be the sensitivity of the sensor bar not set correctly...

I have had it happen before, and I found out that the batteries were going low...I think less than half power left in them and they started causing the cursor to go haywire somewhat.

#19 Posted by Cadis (275 posts) -
I think you should try to get the Nyko wireless sensor bar. It is like having three wired sensor bar stacked together. It can pick up the remote at least 30 feet... Only 20 bucks..
#20 Posted by soulsdeparting (1537 posts) -
if i sit at an angle from the sensor bar, then yes
#21 Posted by SonicBooom (443 posts) -
Mine twitches when it is 'too far' from the sensor bar.... personally I think it's range is too limited due to this problem.
#22 Posted by proudeskimo (1762 posts) -
It might be the remote seeing another light around the area of the sensor bar. Go to the settings and set the sensitivity of the pointer, you should be able to calibrate it to be able to only see the sensor bar.
#23 Posted by 1upMushroomX6 (831 posts) -
yeah sometimes... but only when i play redsteel
#24 Posted by clarkeyboy21 (702 posts) -
Yes, mainly when im far away but sometimes when the batteries are running out.
#25 Posted by Darklayk (661 posts) -

Does your pointer on the Wii ever twitch while moving the remote? Mine does, and it's reeeeeeeeeally annoying. Does anyone else have this problem? I think I'm going to call Nintendo, but I'm just making sure that for some off chance that it may be normal.

So, just tell me if your pointer on the screen is really smooth, or twitchy like mine. Thanks!

1vgfan

Best way to fix this is to go into your wii settings and go into the sensor bar settings, choose sensitivity and have a look at the screen. If there is more than 2 white blinking blobs on the screen then you have interference. basically you need to get rid of this interference, it could be light or something like a cordless telephone.

#26 Posted by monty_4256 (8577 posts) -
happens when I'm to the extreme right, but that's because the LED's are far too close together on the LED detector to distinguish exactly where you are pointing, same happens if you haven't calibrated right and your far away
#27 Posted by xxyetixx (1258 posts) -
mine will twitch when i am twisting my wrist and turning the controller it is weird.
#28 Posted by jorgeluisbl (1479 posts) -
It only happens when I'm to far or too close to the TV.
#29 Posted by snowman6251 (5321 posts) -
occasionally I'll be sitting there and my cursor will teleport across the screen but it's not like I sit there and all it does is bounce around. Just every once in a while and I've learned to deal with it. It doesn't ruin my gaming experience.
#30 Posted by Glade_Gnarr (1139 posts) -
thats because th wii remote is too far away, try getting between 3 to 5 feet from the screen, i think thats the perfect distance
#31 Posted by ArkansasBoy91 (2430 posts) -
i aint got no windows in myroom, but the cursor still at times twitch or the cursor doesnt even work at all.
#32 Posted by meimnobody (5565 posts) -

i aint got no windows in myroom, but the cursor still at times twitch or the cursor doesnt even work at all.ArkansasBoy91

Do you have any mirrors or lights or reflective surfaces like doorknobs? Take your tv remote and start pointing at various surfaces and see if you can still work the tv. You may be surprised at the IR reflections occuring in the tv room.

#33 Posted by giz83 (36 posts) -

sometimes i point the wiimote at the screen and the lil hand is upside down! it quicky changes back to normal though, i also get twitches at times,can someone please explain more in depth what u have to do in the sensitivity option!!!

#34 Posted by stkr (6118 posts) -
Yes. It's extremely annoying. Usually, I just resync my remote and it fixes itself.
#35 Posted by stkr (6118 posts) -

[QUOTE="ArkansasBoy91"]i aint got no windows in myroom, but the cursor still at times twitch or the cursor doesnt even work at all.meimnobody

Do you have any mirrors or lights or reflective surfaces like doorknobs? Take your tv remote and start pointing at various surfaces and see if you can still work the tv. You may be surprised at the IR reflections occuring in the tv room.

Doorknobs? :lol: Sorry, but that was funny.

#36 Posted by Chargeagles1 (1713 posts) -
It rarely twitches.
#37 Posted by selkie65 (187 posts) -
It happens when you are too close or too far away or the batteries are running low.
#38 Posted by Warfust (3045 posts) -
If I have the blinds open and it is sunny out it does, otherwise it is fine.
#39 Posted by amlyoko (1 posts) -
It happened a lot to my wii, what you do is put shades or pull down blinds over any windows in the room your wii is in, sun reflections and window reflections will make ghost IRs appear in your sensitivity options. There should only be two lights that show there. Thats my best advice and if it helps, set your sensitivity up/down to 4.
#40 Posted by Gorillanator (784 posts) -

I have not had any problems with the pointer.

#41 Posted by EdenProxy (1660 posts) -
Yep. Its worse in the wii menu tho.
#42 Posted by psychobrew (8884 posts) -
I didn't read all the posts, but just in case it hasn't been mentioned yet....... Don't sit too far from the TV. Adjust adjust the sensitivity apropriately. The more sensitive, the farther you can sit, but the wiimote becomes more likely to pick up stray light that will cause your pointer to twitsh (less sensitivity means you have to sit closer, but stray light is less likely to screw you up). You want to find the lowest sensitivity possible for the distance you normally sit (make sure the lights are blinking normally on the settings screen). If it's really bright outside and you have windows near the TV, close the shades. You should also turn off any extra lighting near the TV. Good luck.
#44 Posted by JuarN18 (4981 posts) -
Do the "two dot" sensitivity setting, it ACTUALLY helps :|dieworm
After 3 years and people is still asking this??? he had the right answer since 2007!!
#45 Posted by ipenatac (113 posts) -

[QUOTE="dieworm"]Do the "two dot" sensitivity setting, it ACTUALLY helps :|JuarN18
After 3 years and people is still asking this??? he had the right answer since 2007!!

after three years!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO

well some people are just now getting the wii for the first time. :p