Christmas Lights Interfere with Wii

Wednesday, 31 December 2008 at 3:00 am Pacific USA Time.

Hey just letting people know in case this happened to you.

We tried to play our Wii on Xmas, and the remotes were acting strangely. They were jittery, and the system seemed to have no idea what we were doing.

At first, we tried to change the "sensitivity" in the settings area. That didn't help. But it sure made up throw a lot of straight bowling balls!

Then I thought maybe something was reflecting on the hard wood floors that was throwing off the sensor.

It turned out to be the Xmas lights we had strung along the piece of furniture on which our TV sits. The remote sensor seemed to be picking up the lights as if they were remotes. I can't really explain it, and I don't know how the sensor picks up what the remotes do.

I can only say that turning off the Xmas lights made the Wii and remotes totally fine. We turned the sensitivity back up, bowled horribly, but accurately.

Now you know! :)

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