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How can I tell if my Wii Remote is counterfeit? (with pics)

First tip is actually the screws. Article from IGN on Wiimote disassembly The screws are suppose to be triwings (Y shaped), and one needs a special screwdriver for them. The fact that they are ...
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How can I tell if my Wii Remote is counterfeit? (with pics)

It's definitely not an official Nintendo remote, unless there's a regional manufacturing difference I'm unaware of. There's no Wii logo! Do a Google image search for "wii remote" and look at the ...
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How can I tell if my Wii Remote is counterfeit? (with pics)

All evidence suggests... It's most definitely a counterfeit (or an unlicensed generic brand) External clues First tip is actually the screws (see this article from IGN on Wiimote disassembly: The ...
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Resetting a Wii to factory settings

From the Wii start screen select the Wii button in the bottom left of the screen to open up Wii menu: On the Wii menu select Wii Settings to open up System Settings: Press the blue arrow on the ...
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Who composed the soundtrack for the Brave Wii game?

I first emailed Disney Interactive Support, who pointed me towards the developers of the game: Unfortunately, we here at Disney Interactive Support do not have any insight on the details of the ...
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How do I get the green key off the shelf in the Dobby level of Lego Harry Potter 2?

You need to roll (double tap X on Xbox, not sure what the binding is in Wii) with a character into the cabinet to knock the key off the shelf.
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Is the Wii Fit U board compatible with the original Wii?

Just to make things clear: there is no such a thing as a "Wii U Balance Board"; there has only ever been one model of the Balance Board. The one you get in the Wii Fit U console bundle is ...
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How can I tell if my Wii Remote is counterfeit? (with pics)

If you look at a official wiimote it will say Nintendo on each of the plastic case parts. It may be due to the quality of your photos but I do not see the brand name anywhere on it. This absence of ...
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Are the GameCube, Wii, and Wii U vulnerable to the year 2038 problem?

The "Year-2038-Problem" is related to the fact that most Unix / Linux systems store timestamps as the amount of seconds since 1970. That way, a signed 32-bit value will overflow in 2038. Both ...
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Can the Wii U Remote Plus be used to play Wii games?

Yes, but note that both games require the Nunchuck attachment as well. Requirements Twilight Princess requires any kind of Remote, and a Nunchuck attachment. Skyward Sword requires a Remote, ...
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Resetting a Wii to factory settings

Remember, the answer is based on this official guideline by Nintendo. Basically, you go to the third page of settings of your Wii and then select 'Format Wii System Memory'. Then press 'Format' and TA-...
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How is the Wii Wheel detected?

The wheel icon is shown when the player is using tilt steering with the Wiimote-only controls. It does not matter whether the wheel accessory is involved, which cannot be detected anyway, as it is ...
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How can I fix the Wii Forecast channel on RiiConnect24 (Error Code: FORE000006)?

You need to fully reset the date/time on the Wii. To do this, you can pull the CR2032 battery which keeps the date/time set. This battery is easily accessible on most Wii models via a little battery ...
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What's the difference between playing a GameCube game on a GameCube and a Wii?

A Wii running in GameCube mode isn't emulating a GameCube, it is a GameCube - it reconfigures its hardware to run at the same clock speeds, etc. There are a tiny number of differences: Some ...
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Who composed the soundtrack for the Tangled video game?

According to Wikipedia the composer for the Tangled game is Olivier Deriviere. You can find his website here: http://olivierderiviere.com/ As for Tangled Video Game OST specifically, here is the ...
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Are games specific to a Wii console or the disk

The Wii discs are read only, meaning no data are stored on them, only on the Wii itself. You'll need to copy your saves from your Wii to your Wii U through the systems transfer process, and you'll ...
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Does mario 64 on the wii u look any better than it did on the wii?

Virtual Console games are direct copies of the original game, emulated on the Wii U. The only improvement you may or may not notice is the fact that Wii U uses digital video signal (hdmi) as opposed ...
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How do I reset parental controls on a Wii system?

You can go online and get a reset code. Basically, when changing parental controls, the first thing you need to do is make sure that the date is correct on your system (I believe this is for logging ...
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Are unofficial Wiimotes a good alternative to official Nintendo ones?

These devices certainly can work, I've got a third party Wii remote with motion plus, and it does get recognized in game as such, however the build quality is lower. Not terribly so, but certain ...
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How can I start a GameCube game without using a Wii Remote?

If you're OK with installing the homebrew channel, there's an unofficial GC game booter for it. If you make your wii start in the homebrew channel by using bootmii and install the booter, you won't ...
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Does mario 64 on the wii u look any better than it did on the wii?

Having played both digital versions on Wii using component cables and Wii U using HDMI, there is no discernible difference. The Wii U version has additional support for the Pro Controller and the ...
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Is it possible to FULLY restore a Wii after homebrew?

In theory, it is possible to remove all traces of Homebrew from a Wii. There are tools that can generate a fresh NAND backup from the Nintendo server (for example, https://gbatemp.net/threads/...
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Can I bleach or otherwise whiten discolored Wii Classic Controller analog sticks?

There seems to be extensive coverage in this article: Why Super Nintendos Lose Their Color: Plastic Discoloration in Classic Machines Even though you are talking about the Wii, I don't believe plastic ...
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Connecting my Wii Balance Board to my Wii U?

Try opening up the Home Menu, then select "Controller settings". Go to "Wii Remote/Other Controllers" and then tap "Pair". Then press the sync button on the Balance Board.
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eShop version of Metroid Prime Trilogy freezes on WiiU

I am not aware of anything similar to "verify game cache" on the Wii U or any other console. However, you could try to move the game back to the internal storage to see if that fixes your problem. If ...
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Identify what replacement DVD module to purchase

After trying my luck in soft-modding the unit, attempt ended up unsuccessful due to the incompatibility of PC DVD drives with the Wii game DVDs. [used this site as a guide] So I ended up purchasing a ...
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Changing the time on a wii console

Select the Wii button from the Wii menu Select "Wii Settings" Select "Calendar" Select "Time" Select the up or down arrows that adjust the hours and minutes If you wish to adjust the Date, at step 4, ...
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