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Reset synced devices on your Wii

If you are having problems syncing your Wii Remote (or Balance Board) to your Wii, follow these steps to reset all synchronized devices.

In many cases this will clear up the issue.

1. First you will need to check a few things, just to make sure what the actual problem is.

- Check to see that all cords are properly plugged in.
- Make sure the sensor bar is properly center above or below your TV set.
- Make sure that nothing is blocking the signal to the sensor bar.
- Make sure that the batteries in the remote are in good working order.
- Make sure that there are no wireless devices close by that might be interfering with the signal.

2. If after all this the remote is still not working then it probably needs to be re-synced.

3. Turn off and unplug your Wii console for five minutes.

4. Plug your Wii back in and power it on.

5. When you see the the Health and Saftey screen open the small flap on the front of the Wii console. Inside you will find the red sync button. Press and hold the red button down for 15 seconds.

6. Remove the battery cover from the Wii remote, inside you will see another red button.

7. Press and release the red button on the Wii Console.

8. Press the red button inside the Wii remote and then hit the A Button on the Wii Remote.

9. The remote will stop blinking and it should now be synced.

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how can i re connect the wii fit balance board to my wii ?


Synching can be completed only if a compatible game disc is running in the console. Compatible game discs (such as Wii Fit) will display the Wii Balance Board icon on their packaging.
The Wii Balance Board must be synced to each compatible game individually.
These sync settings will be saved even after the console is turned off.

Follow these directions to sync the Wii Balance Board (so that it is recognized by the Wii console):

Insert a Wii Balance Board compatible game disc (such as Wii Fit) in the Wii console.


Use the Wii Remote to select the Disc Channel from the Wii Menu, then select "Start" to begin the game.

Open the SD Card slot cover on the front of the Wii console.

Remove the Battery Cover on the bottom of the Wii Balance Board.

Press and release the SYNC button on the Wii Balance Board. The Power LED on the board will start blinking.

Press and release the SYNC button on the console while the Power LED on the board is still blinking.

The Power LED will stop blinking and light steadily once the synchronization is complete.

Mar 16, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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wii remotes turn each other off when anouther is turned on ie wii remote is on try to turn wii balnace board on turns wii remote off


That is quite unusual behaviour from your Wii. In the forst instance it would be a good idea to RE-SYNCHRONIZE your remotes and balance board with your Wii

    Standard Mode Synchronization

    Note: Make sure you have placed batteries in the Wii Remote and that they are full/charged.

    Go to the Wii Menu. (Channel Grid)


  1. Press the Power button on the Wii console to turn it on.


  2. Open the SD Card Slot cover on the front of the Wii console. Remove the battery cover on the back of the Wii Remote you wish to sync up.


  3. Press and release the SYNC button just below the batteries on the Wii Remote; the Player LED will blink. Quickly press and release the SYNC button on the inside of the SD Card compartment on the console.


  4. When the Player LED blinking stops, the syncing is complete. The LED that is illuminated indicates the player number (1 through 4).

  5. This procedure must be followed for each additional Wii Remote added to your system.

    (source http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/setupWiiRemote.jsp#Synch)


Option 2: There might be a glitch in the software which can often be fixed by re-downloading a fresh copy. Download the latest update by going to Settings->Console settings->Internet->Select your connection type->test connection. After the connection it will ask if you would like to perform a system update.
Option 3 If you are still having problems, try to identify if it is only happening when using a combination of some of the devices. Do you have the problem when the balance board is off?
There is also the possibility that there is a electrical fault with your wii. If the above does not help contact Nintendo support at http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/
Good luck

Mar 13, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Fit - Balance Board + Game...

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how do you sync the wii fit board and wii console


  • Put four AA batteries into the battery housing located on the underside of the Wii Balance Board.

  • Insert a Wii Balance Board compatible game into the Wii system.

  • Select the "Disc Channel" on the screen with the Wii remote, and choose "Start."

  • Open the SD card slot to reveal a sync button on the Wii system. This is located behind a cover under the power and eject buttons.

  • Turn the Wii Balance Board upside down.

  • Remove the battery cover under the balance board to reveal another sync button.

  • Pres the sync button on the balance board, then press the sync button on the Wii. Do not hold down the buttons. You know it is synchronized when the blue light on the Wii Balance Board stays steady

  • Place the board on a flat surface directly in front of the TV. Face the power button away from the TV.

  • Mar 03, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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    wii fit


    are you able to get any of your controllers to connect? if not it could be a issue with your sensor bar. please provide a bit more info

    but try this first

    Synchronizing the Wii Balance Board with your Wii Console
    IMPORTANT: To operate correctly, the Wii Balance Board must be synchronized with the Wii console using Standard Mode Synchronization. Follow the steps below to synchronize the board to the console.
    • This procedure must be followed for each Wii Balance Board compatible Game Disc.
    • These synchronization settings will be saved even if the console is turned off.
    • This procedure can be completed only if a compatible Game Disc is running in the console.
    1. Press the EJECT Button on the front of the Wii console and remove any
      game disc if necessary. Insert a Wii Balance Board compatible Game Disc.
    2. Use the Wii Remote to select the Disc Channel on the Wii Menu screen and select START.
    3. Open the SD Card slot cover on the front of the Wii console.
      NOTE: Close the SD Card slot cover when you are finished with the synchronization procedure.
    4. Remove the Battery Cover on the bottom of the Wii Balance Board.
      NOTE: Replace the Battery Cover when you are finished with the aynchronization procedure.
    5. Press the SYNCHRO Button (SYNC.) on the Wii Balance Board. The Power LED on the board will start blinking (for up to about 20 seconds).
    Press the SYNCHRO Button (SYNC.) on the console while the Power LED on the board is blinking.
    1. IMPORTANT: Do not press and hold the SYNCHRO Button on the Wii console down for more than 10 seconds. This will delete all of the Standard Mode synchronization information for all Wii Remotes that you use with that console.
    2. The Power LED will stop blinking and light steadily once the synchronization is
      complete. You are now ready to play the Wii Balance Board compatible Game Disc. Please refer to the instruction booklet for the Game Disc you are using for further information on gameplay.
    • Only one Wii Balance Board can be synchronized to a Wii console at a time. Up to a total of 10 Wii Remotes and accessories can be synchronized to a console at any time with the Standard Mode procedure. If additional synchronizations are made, the oldest existing ones will be overwritten.
    • The Wii Balance Board can only be synchronized to one console at a time using the Standard Mode procedure. If you change the console you are using the board with, you will have to repeat the synchronization procedure each time.
    • The Wii Balance Board uses the Player 4 (P4) connection. If a Wii Remote is actively using P4, that remote will be disconnected while the board is being used.

    Aug 01, 2008 | Nintendo Wii Console

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