Wee Wii Tip

Count To 10. Your Controller Is Probably Not Broken.

Marisa Demarco
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I’m married to a serious gamer. In an attempt to be impressive, I vowed to purchase him a Wii for Christmas. I snuck out of bed at 4 a.m. Sunday morning and dressed myself for the most consumer-oriented madness of my life thus far.

He woke up. Caught me leaving the house fully clothed. Explanations were needed.

Long story short, he came with me to Coronado Mall, where we were the first people to wait outside the mall’s main entrance doors in the freezing dark morning. I’m a little ashamed of this.

Others followed. At about 5:30 a.m., the security guy unlocked the door, and my husband sprinted to the game store inside. This caused a huge stampede (sorry security!). We were eighth in line. They had eight Wiis.

My husband played with his Wii all day. Then, disaster struck. The controller stopped working. Online forums on the topic said if the reset button didn’t fix the problem, it was time to send your Wii in for repair (not the remote, but the system itself). I was mad.

But a phone call to Nintendo revealed that if your Wiimote isn’t functioning, unplug your system for a few minutes, and it should realign itself. This worked for us. I thought I’d pass this tip along just in case there are any other crazies out there ready to throttle someone, because the toy they lost sleep for appears broken.

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