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Video: Replace your Wii sensor bar with candles

A broken Wii sensor bar doesn't have to end your dinner party's Wii Sports tournament. Find out how to replace the sensor bar with two hacked remotes, a couple of IR bulbs and batteries, or even a pair of candles.

If you've broken the sensor bar on your Wii, you can buy a replacement from your favorite Wii retailer or Nintendo's online store. But what happens when the sensor bar breaks at 1:00 AM, when your local retailers are likely closed, and you're dinner party's Wii Tennis bragging rites hang in the balance? As this episode of CNET's Insider Secret's demonstrates, continuing your living room Wii Sports tournament can be as simple hacking a remote unused remote controls or breaking out the candles.

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