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Hardware Support => Bluetooth & Connectivity Help Center => Topic started by: MattSacks on September 09, 2008, 01:19:19 AM

Title: SOLVED - "No Wiimotes found in HID device list" error for Boon Jin's Smoothboard
Post by: MattSacks on September 09, 2008, 01:19:19 AM
Hey all,
I'm a new user here (and not very technically savy), having trouble getting Boon Jin's program working.
I'm using a Vishay 6400 IR Pen, OS is Windows XP; Bluetooth Adapter is Rocketfish (from Best Buy).
.NET Framework 3.5 is installed

I keep getting the No Wiimotes found in HID device list" error.

I am able to use Uwe's program just fine though.

These are the steps I've gone through to "find" my Wii:
1) Click on "My Bluetooth Places" on desktop
2)Select Nintentdo RVL-CNT-01 Peripheral Device
3) Click "Add the selected Bluetooth Device"
4) Skip pairing
5) Press the Wii's 1 & 2 buttons so it shows up in the next search screen.
6) Select the Wii.
7) The Nintentdo RVL-CNT-01 now shows up in a new window, "Entire Bluetooth Neighborhood" with the green arrows facing each other.  The Wii itself has the blue lights blinking now the whole time.
8- Start Smoothboard, get error message (No Wiimotes found in HID device list)
9) Post on this board!

Any help?
Thanks!
-Matt
Title: Re: "No Wiimotes found in HID device list" error for Boon Jin's Smoothboard
Post by: benpaddlejones on September 09, 2008, 02:48:26 AM
Matt
I'm guessing you are using a Widdcomm stack.

Try:
1. Go to Bluetooth Places
2. Click "Add a bluetooth Device" or "Bluetooth Wizard"
3. Select locate and connect the device blah blah blah (may not get this screen depending on widdcomm version)
4. Press & Hold buttons 1 & 2 (don't let go until I say)
5. Wait for Wiimote to be found, select it & click "next"
6. Click "Do not Pair" (or similar)
7. Another window will come up confirming services offered
8. Wait until service comes up, make sure tick box is checked
9. click finish
10. Release buttons 1 & 2
11. Run application (make sure app is started within 2-3 seconds of releasing 1 & 2)

Let me know how you go, may have a few HID conflicts to resolve. But hopefully this is your fix.

Benpaddlejones :)
Title: Re: "No Wiimotes found in HID device list" error for Boon Jin's Smoothboard
Post by: MattSacks on September 09, 2008, 11:38:51 AM
Thanks Ben,
Did all of your steps multiple times, trying to make to sure to start the Smoothboard within 2-3 seconds; hasn't worked yet.  I'm able to do each of your steps, and am able to get the progam started about a second later, but still nothing.
-Matt
Title: Re: "No Wiimotes found in HID device list" error for Boon Jin's Smoothboard
Post by: benpaddlejones on September 09, 2008, 05:57:56 PM
MattSacks

A few things to do to diagnose & fix

1. Go to Windows Update, select "Custom" run ALL available hardware/software updates

2. Go to: 'control panel/Bluetooth configuration/Hardware' post a screen dump

3. Go to: 'control panel/administrive tools/computer management/device manager/' expand "Bluetooth device" & "Human Interface Devices" if anyother listsings related to 'Bluetooth' expand them also then post a screen dump.

I think you have a HID conflict, no biggy, just a  few steps to rectify.

Benpaddlejones :)

Title: Re: "No Wiimotes found in HID device list" error for Boon Jin's Smoothboard
Post by: MattSacks on September 11, 2008, 10:54:56 AM
Ben,
Sent you an email with a video attachment too large to post here.  I'll re-post any new trouble shooting info here to help others, once I get this resolved.
Thanks!
Title: Re: "No Wiimotes found in HID device list" error for Boon Jin's Smoothboard
Post by: benpaddlejones on September 11, 2008, 06:14:09 PM
Matt

Questions:
What computer are you using?
Is it a USB device if so can I have max details on it?

Try this:
Make sure on a open internet connection (not a filtered/firewalled work connection)
select each of the "Human Interface Devices" & "Mouse & Other Pointing Devices" right click and select 'update driver' wait for process to complete for each one before selecting the other (may take a few moments).

Try connecting again, if same problem try the same on the two "Bluetooth Devices" (do HID & Mouse list then try connecting first).

Let me know how you go.

Benpaddlejones :)
Title: Re: "No Wiimotes found in HID device list" error for Boon Jin's Smoothboard
Post by: MattSacks on September 12, 2008, 11:49:44 AM
Hey Ben,
Tried all suggested updates of drivers and still not working. 
I'm using Windows XP here.

Here's my donngle info:
http://www.rocketfishproducts.com/pc-124-3-rocketfish-bluetooth-20-edr-usb-adapter.aspx

Attached is a screen shot showing a possible problem with my "HID-compliant game controller".  But when I try to update the driver, it says I'm up to date.
Under Properties for that HID-complaint game controller , Device status says "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"
Any other thoughts?
Thanks,
Matt
Title: Re: "No Wiimotes found in HID device list" error for Boon Jin's Smoothboard
Post by: benpaddlejones on September 13, 2008, 02:43:25 AM
Mattsacks
First:
Try deleting the game controller.
Then try connecting, will need extra time to reload drivers for new hardware.

Second:
Remove all drivers (add/remove programs)
Insert USB dongle and see if XP Bluetooth drivers work with it
If XP bluetooth works then you are in luck as you will also be able to use Thex's Wiiconnect.

Third:
Try loading Bluesoleil http://www.bluesoleil.com (http://www.bluesoleil.com)

Let me know how you go.

Benpaddlejones :)

Title: Re: "No Wiimotes found in HID device list" error for Boon Jin's Smoothboard
Post by: MattSacks on September 14, 2008, 07:45:13 PM
Hey Ben,
Your fix worked for my laptop at home; will try it out at school tomorrow and let you know how it goes.
I uninstalled the Rocketfish's Bluetooth Drivers and let XP figure it out when I put the device back in; it searched and downloaded the drivers.
Using Thex's Wiiconnect got me hooked up and then was able to use Boon Jin's great program.  Things were looking very smooth on my laptop screen.
Am now getting more engaged in finding ways to utilize the set up in the classroom.  I've been reading up on this forum and on your website links Ben, and will post some follow ups later on.
Thanks!
-Matt
Title: Re: "No Wiimotes found in HID device list" error for Boon Jin's Smoothboard
Post by: werelwolf on September 14, 2008, 07:54:11 PM
Hey, I have the same issues with Matt.

I am currently running

I have found Uwe's Java Whiteboard program to work, it automatically pairs the Wiimote, it doesn't need to be paired previously.

When I pair my Wiimote, I am able to connect it by

When pairing it that way, the four LEDs ( or however much battery power I currently have ) flash the entire time it's paired.

When it's paired with Uwe's program, they don't flash, the program instructs it to have the first player only light lighted.

My Issue

Is when I pair it on it's own, and try to use any other program, it tells me no HID found, even though in the My Bluetooth Places, the Nintendo wiimote is found, and with the two little green arrows pointing to each other signifying it's paired.

How can I get it to be recognised?!

I don't exactly see a Bluetooth HID device in my Device List, should I?  Neither are there any game controller profiles made, or keyboard or mice profiles set up for the wiimote.

I am currently installing and trying to run BlueSoleil again, but I can see my current bluetooth software works, I don't like BS, don't want to use it if I can avoid it.

I have installed BlueSoleil, and I could not get it to find the Wiimote.  When I tried to start Uwe's Java program, it gave me an error saying "Bluetooth failed to initialize.  There is probably a problem with your Bluetooth Stack or API."  Because of this, I am going to uninstall BlueSoliel and return to my previous settings.  I'll stay with this for a little while in case I get an expedient response from the boards here.

Update:  I just uninstalled BlueSoleil and got my settings back to as they were before.  Uwe's Java Application works, and I can pair it with my laptop thus putting the Wiimote in a state of it's LEDs flashing, but it's still not properly registering as a device in my Device Manager. 

When it's paired just normally through the Bluetooth Setup Wizard, it showed up as a Bluetooth Virtual HID Keyboard in my Device Manager under the Hunam Interface Device tree, with no change under the Bluetooth tree.  When it's paired via Uwe's program, there's no added, changed or removed profiles in my Device Manager.


~Werel Wolf
Title: Re: "No Wiimotes found in HID device list" error for Boon Jin's Smoothboard
Post by: MattSacks on September 16, 2008, 06:46:21 PM
Follow up:
All systems go at school.
Removed the Rocketfish doongle's program and let XP download its own drivers.  That worked, and was able to use Thex's Wiimote Connect program to find my Wiimote and link it; Boon Jin's program worked great from there.

I've been fiddling with this stuff at home and at my desk for awhile now, and with Boon Jin's program up and running, I finally felt good enough to break it out in the classroom.
I threw together a little Power Point presentation that would utilize the set up nicely and presented my usual lecture in class.  Great reaction from the students trying to understand the whole set up and how the Wiimote was involved with the pen.  Grabbed the Dean into the class later on and showed him and it knocked his socks off too.  I'll be showing the technology at our faculty meeting tomorrow to the other faculty and maybe get some more ideas on how to bring this stuff into the classroom.

Also, I bought a 2nd Wiimote yesterday and tried that out today with even better results.  Tracking and smoothness were both much improved.

Thanks again for the help Ben, Tino, and of course Boon Jin, Thex, Uwe, and JCL!

-Matt
Title: Re: "No Wiimotes found in HID device list" error for Boon Jin's Smoothboard
Post by: benpaddlejones on September 16, 2008, 07:44:17 PM
Mattsacks
Awesome!

Enjoy the next stage of developing the pedagogy that underpins IWB's.

Benpaddlejones :)
Title: Re: "No Wiimotes found in HID device list" error for Boon Jin's Smoothboard
Post by: crockysam on November 26, 2008, 10:09:12 AM
I had the same problem after 5 days of working correctly.

I went to device manager and deleted my Bluetooth device and it worked again.

Just so know ;)