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Wii remote sensor

My remotes are not "registering with the sensor. Yes I have schryonized them but all I get is flashing lights on my remote(s) what do I try next?

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  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    the wii dosent sense the remote when its swung down

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    I dont know how to register my remotes

  • david1906 Dec 21, 2008

    I cannot get the remote's to be registered at all by the wii, so rendering the wii useless. They seem to be charged and the wii seems to be working - all up on screen. However ther are no lights on my wii at all - can't even tell any difference if switch on/off. When i do push a button, any button like A or B to try and get wii to register them, they simply flicker the lights and nothing.

    Not sure if it's remote problem, sensor strip problem, or wii problem.

    Any help... though tried the smack 3 times on palm and that didn't seem to do anythiung other than make the lights flicker for longer!!

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Smack the wii three times on your plam.

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