Today my brother went to play Zelda: Twilight Princess. When he turned the Wii on we could not find the cursor on the screen, which was weird since my sister played earlier that day. Upon closer inspection I found a break in the thin little wire leading to the sensor bar. I tried splicing it, but it still didn’t work. Then I found another little break a few inches down the cord. I spliced it again, but it still didn’t work.
My brother remembered a little thing he read on IGN about using two candles instead of the bar. That did the trick! Until a new sensor bar arrives in the mail we will be playing the Wii by candle light. It actually works surprisingly well! I could not distinguish any difference in behavior between the sensor bar and the candles – it’s that good!
Have any of you had any Wii mishaps? We haven’t broken anything with flying Wiimotes yet, but I heard a lot of other people had.