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How often do you lose calibration on your Wablet? [roundtable]
This isn't really a roundtable, but I have to beef up my numbers...

Just wondering, since mine goes out of whack VERY easily. Like, by the end of a round of F-Zero, I'm usually facing away from my TV to play. Zelda Battle Quest, too, until I learned that you could use the analog stick. Does this happen to you guys, too? I always thought that it was just a Wii U issue, but now I'm thinking that my geomagnetic sensor is on the fritz, or something.


Geomagnetic sensor!

Also, while you're here, how often does your 3DS stop reading the SD card (until you reinsert it)? It pretty much happens to me every time I run somewhere with a 3DS in my pocket. Which, for various reasons, is pretty much every day. Today, my game of Gunman Clive was halted by a very mild knock to my 3DS. Annoying. But a fun game!

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Posted: 06/26/13, 03:53:17
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Are you sure the GamePad doesn't use the IR sensor to recalibrate like the Wiimote does with Motion Plus? This can mess things up if you have other sources of IR light in your room, such as lightbulbs, sunlight, candles, etc.

As for 3DS, mine has never had an issue reading the SD card, but it is the one that came with it. Is yours a larger card? Is it a cheap brand?
Posted: 06/26/13, 04:10:35
This should be renamed, "How often do you use your Wablet?", amirite?!

But seriously, I should recalibrate mine. Ever since the last big update, mine has been on the fritz, forcing me to use the Pro Controller. I can literally sit 3 feet away from the WiiU, and any slight motion causes a disruption. I hope my Wablet isn't broken. What's the warranty life on those things, anyways?
Posted: 06/26/13, 04:13:20
Hmm, I can't recall ever having to recalibrate mine. Nor my Wii remotes for that matter. You guys and all of your fancy gadgets messing up your calibration!

And I don't think your roundtable crown is going anywhere anytime soon...

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#1: Anand (86)
#2: sirmastersephiroth (10)
#3: Secret_Tunnel (7)
Posted: 06/26/13, 04:30:29  - Edited by 
 on: 06/26/13, 04:31:13
Never, to my knowledge.

Maybe once during F-zero in Nintendoland, because I was steering in giant circles. Otherwise, never that I can remember.
Posted: 06/26/13, 05:23:57
I honestly don't even know what you're referring to; why on earth would you need to be sitting backwards on your couch to play F-Zero on it? All I know is my wablet extends to my bed and my toilet (upstairs) with minimal issues, which is all the distance I need.
Posted: 06/26/13, 05:50:14
It happens to me with Nintendo Land as well (F-Zero in particular). Pretty sure it's just a problem with the tech in general, since the game is clearly designed with it in mind (ever notice that in F-Zero, the game stops after every 4 sections and you have to press "OK" to recalibrate?).
Posted: 06/26/13, 05:54:56
canonj said:
ever notice that in F-Zero, the game stops after every 4 sections and you have to press "OK" to recalibrate?

This has literally never happened to me.
Posted: 06/26/13, 06:14:34

If you haven't noticed it, then Nintendo has done a good job hiding it. After every 4 sections there's a "checkpoint" where your vehicle stops, you see the times for the last four sections, then on the GamePad you have to press the "OK" button. It is recalibrating the GamePad when you press "OK".
Posted: 06/26/13, 14:28:14
I've never had a problem with my 3DS reading my SD card.
Posted: 06/26/13, 14:57:21
Only when I play the F-Zero game in Nintendo Land. It literally becomes unplayable after two sections and I'm almost holding it "normal" (read: with my thumbs on the buttons and analog sticks) to go forward. None of the rest of the games do this, so I'm not sure what the problem is...

As for my 3DS, it's never had issues reading my SD card.
Posted: 06/26/13, 16:04:51
Only in NintendoLand's F-Zero.

Meanwhile, I've started having frequent issues with my SD card in the 3DS, but I don't know if that's because I'm using it a lot more now. I don't need to reseat the card. I just return to the home menu, the system reconsiders it's problems, and it's fine. Well, except for if I haven't saved in an hour.
Posted: 06/26/13, 16:46:37
F-Zero is the only game that requires it for me. But I don't play that one much so it's been a non-issue for awhile.

I have not had a single problem with my SD Card in my 3DS. And I use it very often since all my games are on it D:
Posted: 06/26/13, 16:47:48
Yup, F-Zero is the only one that messes up on me.
Posted: 06/26/13, 17:24:55
Never that I can recall.

Only issue I can think of for calibration was WM+ shit for Skyward Sword. I don't know what the hell I do wrong, but if I try to play the harp along with the girl in the pumpkin bar, my motion and Link's are way out of what halfway through the song every time. It's odd.
Posted: 06/26/13, 19:25:13
@canonj Oh you said sections, I read it as seconds. I thought it was just stopping on you constantly!
Posted: 06/26/13, 21:22:19

That's not normal, you should call Nintendo. They'll fix it, easy breezy.

I was worried my SD card slot broke because I dropped my 3DS XL and then it couldn't read the card anymore. Turns out it just popped out a bit, so I pushed it back in and it was fine after that. Phew.
Posted: 06/26/13, 22:06:50
Never because Nintendo Land is a shitty game that I only played once and none of my other games have Game Pad motion controls.

TheOldManFromZelda said:
What's the warranty life on those things, anyways?
Probably 1 year like most Nintendo hardware.

EDIT: Also, my 3DS goes everywhere with me and I've never had a problem with it reading my 32GB SD card.
Posted: 06/26/13, 22:07:44  - Edited by 
 on: 06/26/13, 22:13:47
Every other race of Captain Falcon's Twister Race, the calibration gets all wonky. Sucks, because I love that mini game and it sure gets annoying when going for high scores.
Posted: 06/26/13, 22:11:52
Yeah, why isn't this a Poll?!

Option 1: Never

*knock on wood*
Posted: 06/26/13, 22:26:34
Because you can't make a poll into a roundtable.

Or can you...?

Anyway, these results are troubling. You 'no problem' people - even in F-Zero in Nintendo Land, you never have a problem?

I'm pretty sure that automatic recalibration is not the issue, since I game in a stygian dungeon. And it's not like I'm whipping it back and forth during F-Zero. Are my latent powers of magnetism screwing with the Geomagnetic Sensor? Is the Geomagnetic Sensor even functioning?

Maybe we wablet sufferers should send our pads in to Nintendo for repair, while they're still under warranty.

@Mop it up
My SD card is a 32gb Ultra SD. But I have the same problem with the original 4gb card.

I've sent it thrice to Nintendo for repair. Last time, it even seems like they gave me a refurbished unit. If I send it again, I'm pretty sure that they'll wipe all of my data. My beloved Streetpass data...

Keep in mind, I run with a 3DS in my pocket. Like, VERY often. (Not for exercise, though.)
Posted: 06/29/13, 15:39:56
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