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Make sure you have fresh batteries in it. the little red button under the battery cover is the sync button. Push it and you should see the 4 blue lights flash on the remote. Push the sync button on the Wii (red button under the front flap) and wait a few seconds. The remote light should stop flashing and one of the lights should light, indicating which remote it is (1-4) Repeat as necessary or change the order of button pushing if it doesn't work the second time.
You will first need to make sure your Wii remotes have batteries. Then, turn on your Wii and go to the Wii menu.
Open the little white door on the front of the Wii game console (this may require using your fingernail). You will notice a little rectangular red button.
Open the battery compartment of your Wii controller, which may require removing the rubber jacket. You will notice a little round red button there.
Press and hold the red button on the Wii game system and the red button on the Wii remote at the same time for at least 2 seconds. I usually hold down the remote button, then press the game console button for 2 seconds because it is easier for me. You will notice the 4 little blue lights on the front of the controller blink many times. The lights will eventually stop blinking and one of the four lights will remain on. The light that remains on tells which number Wii remote you have. The one on the left is number 1. The second from the left is number 2, etc.
*** If you bring your remotes to a friend's house to play, don't forget to sync your remotes back to your Wii console when you get home.
There are two ways to sync the Wii remote with the Wii console after pressing the red sync button like you did:
1) Press the "1" and "2" buttons on the Wii remote until the lights begin to flash. This method provides a temporary connection to the Wii.
2) Open the battery cover on the Wii remote and press the red button next to the batteries. This creates a permanent connection or "pair" between the Wii remote and the Wii console.
Based on your description, it sounds like you are using method #1. In order to power on the Wii when the Wii's red light is on (meaning the machine is turned off) and start playing games like you want, method #2 must be used.
Imagine method #1 as "guest mode". If a friend comes over with their Wii remote and wants to play a game, you would open up the game first, use method #1, and your friend would temporarily be connected to the Wii. Using method #1 is like "owner mode" that lets the Wii remote turn the console on and off and always stay connected to it.
Hope this helps!
Did you sync them?? Check the following Nintendo website with a HOWTO on syncing controllers:
Wii Remote not being recognized by the Wii Console (lights
on the Wii Remote flash when you press a button, but then go out)
Try these steps!
Turn the Wii console power OFF by pressing the POWER Button on the front of the console. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet for a few seconds.
After a few seconds have elapsed, plug the cord back into the wall
the power of the Wii console ON. When you see the Health and Safety
screen, open the small flap on the front of the Wii console to find a
red button labeled "SYNC." Press and hold the SYNC Button down for 15
seconds. This will clear all the syncs on the Wii, allowing you to get
a clean start to begin the process described below.
After holding the SYNC Button on the Wii console down for at
least 15 seconds, you can now "re-sync" your Wii Remotes:
the first Wii Remote you wish to sync, remove the battery cover on the
back of the Wii Remote to find a small red button just below the
Press and release the small red button just below the batteries on
the Wii Remote; the blue lights on the front of the Wii Remote
Quickly press and release the red SYNC button on the inside of the
white flap on the front of the Wii console (picture).
When the Player LED blinking stops and stays lit, the syncing is complete. The LED
that is illuminated indicates the player number (1 through
This sync procedure (steps "a" through "d" above) must be followed for each additional Wii Remote
added to the system.
If you are still unable to get the Wii console to recognize your
Wii Remote(s) after carefully following the steps above, please call
1-800-255-3700 for further assistance.
Unplug the AC adapter from power cord then wait 10 min and plug it again.Open the SD Card slot cover on the front of the Wii console, just below the disc drive, and press and hold the red SYNC button for 15 seconds. This will clear all synced Wii Remotes from the console.Then push the red button again, then open the batteries cover on your Wii Remote and push the red button there.After that push the red button on console one more time, then open the batteries cover on your Wii Fit and push red button there.If this not help may your wii fit need service.
My husband fixed my wii balance board, it's the sync button. The button on the switch is too long and if there's any lateral stress it resets. The switch toggles, not just up and down when you push the sync button. Hubby took the board apart, took out the sync switch, trimmed the button by 1/2 the length, it's now recessed and when there's lateral stress, no resetting or re-sync happens. It works perfectly and never loses connection no matter what i'm playing! You can still re-sync the board, but need to use a paperclip or pen to push on the botton
You need to resynch the second remote to the Wii console. To accomplish this you need to hit the sync button under the battery cover on the remote, and then when the lights are flashing on the remote, you hit the sync button on the Wii. The synch button is located under the small cover to the left of the cd/dvd slot.
Make sure you have paired both remotes to your Wii console. Open the little door on the front of the Wii (under the disc slot), and open the battery cover of the Wii remote (but leave the batteries in).
Push the red button on the Wii (next to the SD card slot), then push the red button on the Wii remote (next to the batteries). You should see the Wii remote's lights blink.
Do the same for your other Wii remote.
Now on the bottom row of 4 lights on the Wii remote, one should have the first light lit, and the other should have the second light lit. You should also be able to see a cursor for each remote on the Wii Menu.