How to Fix Wii Remote Problems

Having a problem with your Wii remote? Below is a guide on how to fix the most common Wii remote problems.

Tilt problems:

1. Check the motion sensors functionality by holding the remote with the button side facing down. Now tap the button side of the remote against the palm of your opposite hand, but remember to try not to use too much force when doing this. You can damage your remote by doing this with too much force. Doing this doesn’t take much force, so you don’t exactly have to tap hard to see results.

2. If the solution above doesn’t work, during game play, you can try placing the remote in a neutral position on a flat surface.

Remote batteries run out fast:

1. A brand new set of alkaline batteries should last for up to 30 hours. How long it lasts can depend on many factors, such as the quality of the battery, age of the battery, type of game being played, remote speaker volume, and even rumble.

2. If you are using rechargeable batteries instead, it is important to know that Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are the only recommended batteries you should use with your remote. You need to follow the manufacturers guidelines for safety and proper usage. Failure to abide by this can void your warranty.

3. To conserve battery, you can put your Wii into burn-in reduction mode. In burn-in reduction mode, the remote will go into sleep mode if the wii is turned off, or after 5 minutes of inactivity. In most cases, this is the best solution for conserving your battery.

Remote does not rumble

1. Verify that the remotes power isn’t low by going to the HOME menu

2. Verify that the rumble feature is turned ON in the Wii remote settings.

3. The remote should rumble slightly if you go to the Wii menu and point at the Wii button located on the bottom left corner of the screen. You can do this to check that the rumble feature is working. If not, your remote may need repair.

Buttons are not responding:

You may want to check the games manual to see if the non-responding buttons are actually used in the game as some games do not use all of the Wii’s buttons or features.