Question Wiimote not turning on

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  1. Rocoloco321 .

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    My wiimote one day just stopped working, i noticed that when I apply pressure on this chip, sometimes it works
     

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  2. JacksonS . . .

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    Can you take a clearer picture? It's hard to tell what that component might be since most Wii Remotes are different.
     
  3. Aurelio The Fixer ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Staff Member . . . . .

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    Looks like a crystal oscillator to me. Can you read its label? It could be that its solder joints got loose maybe due to a drop or something like that.
     
  4. Rocoloco321 .

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    @Aurelio I think you are right, that is almost the same sensor found in the Motion Plus accessory.

    The pressure-sensitivity may be in a nearby passive component rather than the gyro sensor. Or the gyro sensor sensor has a short in it and pressure somehow relieves it. Either way, I think something is creating an unwanted bridge, maybe between 3.3V and GND.
     
  7. Rocoloco321 .

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    Noticed that if i make pressure in the bluetooth (broadcom chip, under the speaker should be ) it turns on
     
  8. Aurelio The Fixer ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Staff Member . . . . .

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    It's possible that by reflowing the chip you might fix this then. Do you have an hot air station?
     

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