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Wii remotes no long respond (one or more remotes) - sync lost

Lately after firmware updates or power loss the Wii will un-pair from the Wiimotes. Some players don't know how to solve this problem. They assume it is the Wii or the batteries in the Wiimote but when they switch them or power off the unit, this doesn't fix it. Reason is that the Wiimotes need to be re-paired (re-synced). This Tip will explain how to do this.

1) In the front of the Wii there is a door. Inside this door you will find the SD card slot. next to the SD card slot there is a RED button with the word "Sync" on it. This is used to put the Wii in bluetooth discovery mode.

2) Take the first remote and remove the battery cover. Below the batteries is a small Red dot button. This is the Wiimote's connection button. First turn on the Wii then press and hold the Wii's Sync button for a few seconds to initiate Discovery Mode. Press and hold the Wiimote's button for a few seconds until the "Player Number" lights on the bottom of the front of the remote blink. The connection is complete when the Wiimote's "Player 1" light goes solid and the Wii will advance to the menu.

3) To re-sync (re-pair) the additional Wiimote's. Repeat the process but this time leave the Wii turned on. With each remote the next player light should turn on. Do this until each remote is synced.

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