One of the most critical aspects to the Nintendo Wii becoming such a successful and entertaining console is its brilliant new remote control system, which allows you to literally become part of the action in real time. However, from time to time the "Wiimote" can experience problems and difficulties that prevent you from being able to enjoy your Wii. Wiimote not working? Keep reading to learn more about Wiimote troubleshooting to get yourself back into the game.
As it is a battery powered device, if your Wiimote is not working then your first port of call should be checking the batteries. Generally troubleshooting Wiimote errors is a simple case of replacing the batteries as these tend to get run down quite quickly during gaming. If your remote simply stopped working then this was likely the cause of the problem.
If you use "rechargeables" these gradually lose power (rather than just stopping) so you may have noticed deteriorating performance as well. Try replacing the batteries to see if that works at fixing your Wiimote problems. If not, there may be more serious errors with your controller.
However, before you go rushing out to buy a new controller there are some other things that you should try prior to buying a new Wiimote. Another potential cause of difficulties is a blocked sensor bar signal path. Check around your gaming/TV area to make sure that there are no objects blocking the sensor bar (or that it is even still properly plugged in for that matter) Remember that any object placed between the sensor bar and the Wiimote may lead to it now working.