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Hey Man, Can You Spare a Sensor Bar [May. 2nd, 2007|09:25 pm]
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I was originally going to post about my cat eating stuff and something else, but the something else will have to wait. Let's get onto Abby and eating stuff.

I really don't know which to start with, both are pretty traumatizing, but let's start with the cute one. So my wii was just ... no no, it's cute, but bunnies are cuter, even sad ones :/


So, last night I'm in the kitchen cleaning up, and I hear Abby's collar jingling around signaling that she has come back in from playing outside. She jingles a bit more and I come out of the kitchen, go to look for her and I find a bunny instead. Sad part is, this is not a happy bunny, this is a young, not moving, bunny; a sad bunny. I'm just kinda freaked out that there is a bunny ( dead ) in my apartment and that Abby was part of this. I hadn't given the little guy up at that point, and make a soft poky device from a paper towel and investigate. poke. poke. hmmm

It was very sad, apparently that cat can hunt. The odd thing about it was he was still kind of cute, even in death.

Rachel and I took the kit over to a near by park, and as the sun set buried him.

Good bye little bunny.



That was yesterday, and it would seem that in a fit of rage over not getting her bunny meal, Abby viciously attacked my wii. Rachel and I were all ready to set out with Link to save Princess Zelda when the Wiimote was not showing up on the screen. It was connected, but no icon. We checked the other mote, same thing then investigated the Wii itself.

See, an hour or so before the power blinked out followed by a night lightening strike and a resounding thunder boom. I usually likes these two, but now it was suspected of damaging my wii friend. I figured the sensor bar got fried or something, but discovered a different culprit; several bite marks along the very long wire to connecting sensor bar to wii. My cat chewed through the cable.

This has happened before, I should not have been surprised, but here I was; surprised. My shiny new wii was now a cripple. I tried to mend his little cable much like I successfully did with my mouse, but no go. The wii cable is even much simpler, but not easier to fix.

There is a bit of a good ending to this part though, unlike the first. The brilliant engineers at Nintendo designed the sensor bar so that you can replace it with fairly simple things, like candles. Two small candles on top of the tv and the Wii is back in action.

Kudos Nintendo. Now, can anyone spare a sensor bar?
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[User Picture]From: trunkbutt
2007-05-03 02:53 pm (UTC)

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Are you being sarcastic or can you actually replace the sensor bar with candles?!??!?!!
[User Picture]From: flamesplash
2007-05-03 03:10 pm (UTC)

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Yeah you can. The sensor bar is not actually a sensor, it's more a device that lets the wiimote sense. All it does is send out Infrared from each end which allows the wiimote to figure out where it is. Lots of things give out IR though, like incandescent light bulbs, and candles.

It, however, turns out Nintendo will replace sensor bars for only $10, and shipping I assume. So I may go that route too. But candles in the mean time.
[User Picture]From: shumashi
2007-05-03 05:22 pm (UTC)

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Wow. Who knew Abby had it in her?
[User Picture]From: rknickme
2007-05-03 11:44 pm (UTC)

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it's the extra toes, they come with power and a thirst for rabbits and wiis
[User Picture]From: shumashi
2007-05-04 12:48 am (UTC)

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You're right! I'd forgotten she was a mutant cat.
[User Picture]From: flamesplash
2007-05-04 12:58 am (UTC)

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Mutantly cute you mean.
[User Picture]From: shumashi
2007-05-04 01:41 am (UTC)

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Um, yes, that's what I meant, of course.