So, I got my Nintendo Wii last weekend from Toys R Us, i only had to get up at 6:30am, and wait in the moderately cold weather for it, but thats besides the point compared to what i did for a PS3. Anyway, i had officially owned my Wii for a total of 2 hours before i took something appart, and hot glued something else to it.
Like other people who are “fortunate” enough to have a projector, i quickly found out that the wire for the Sensor Bar wasn’t long enough to be snaked around the edge of my room to the console, but had to be dangled accross the room, at neck level. So, we decided to take it appart and add an extension cable to it. It’s actually a very easy process that can be completed in under 10 minutes.
Full details after the click:
First thing, take appart the sensor bar. This can be done very easily by unscrewing 5 screws.
However, those screws are weird triangle type screws. Our solution, get a small flat-head screwdriver, and just use that. Be sure you get the two screws under the sticky feet too.
This is what the actual sensor bar is on the inside:
This is the side where the power comes from.
We unsoldered the power wires, because we A. wanted to make it look nicer then to have a splice in the middle of the wire with a wire nut and some black electrical tape. B. wanted to be able to re put it back together like normal and no one would be able to tell.
Next we got some cheap antenna cable that came with one of our DVD players (do you ever use the FM turner that it has? we don’t so we took that) We stripped the ends, and soldered them together:
They need to be covered, and, as i stated above, i didnt want some ghetto wire nut with electrical tape, so, we got some of the foam that we have an abudance of, and hot glued the foam into place over the wires.
And there we have it, a 10 minute mostly free way to extend the length of your Wii Sensor Bar.