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Check to make sure the Sensor Bar cord is inserted into the back of the Wii
console and the Sensor Bar is centered above or below your TV screen (more
Make sure you are using fresh batteries in the Wii Remote.
The Wii Remote Controller should be used between 3 to 10 feet from the TV.
Make sure no objects are blocking the signals between the Sensor Bar,
the Wii console, and the Wii Remote.
Check for interference from infra-red light sources, such as candles,
sunlight, fireplaces, and stoves.
Radio frequency interference may cause the Wii Remote to work erratically.
Check for wireless devices such as cordless
phones, wireless computer keyboards or mice, or other similar devices, and move or turn them off.
or if the remote lights up briefly than goes out try this 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
Turn the power of the Wii console ON. When you see the
Safety screen, open the small flap on the front of the Wii
console to find a red button labeled "SYNC." Press and hold the
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
After holding the SYNC Button on the Wii console down for at
least 15 seconds, you can now "re-sync" your Wii Remotes:
With 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 batteries.
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. [nintendos help line]
Have you tried syncing the Wii remotes? To sync, turn the Wii on, open the back of the remote and then press a red button that says "SYNC". Then open the SD card slot in the front of the Wii and press another red "SYNC" button. If you do this, your Wii remotes should be able to turn on.
Have you tried syncing the Wii remote?
To sync the Wii remote, turn on your Wii.
Then open the back of the Wii remote (where you put the batteries) and press the SYNC button.
Open the SD Card Slot cover on the front of the Wii. Press the SYNC button.
The controller should turn on.
If your Wii remote still doesn't turn on, visit support.nintendo.com, or call 1-800-255-3700 for Wii assistance.
Make sure the batteries are not worn down. If the sensor bar is in really bright light it will not work. Close the curtains so there is not lots of sunlight. Unplug the sensor bar and plug it back in again. You could try to re synch the remote, open up the wii remote battery pack and press the red button at the top once. Then quickly press the red button on the inside of the SD Card flap on the wii. If this problem persists try to get a new remote, or better contact customer services if these solutions don't work. Info is in the Wii manual.
I've had this same problem. Remove the batteries from the remotes. Then disconnct the power cord from the back of the Wii and disconnect the power cord from the wall. Let it sit for 5 min. Double check that the sensor bar is plugged into the Wii and check the cord for any breaks that might stop the signal. After you are sure that the sensor bar is connected and the 5 min. have gone by plug it all back in, install your batteries and re-sync it.
Cursor not appearing Please note that our experience shows that this troubleshooting is best performed using only one (1) Wii Remote at a time.
Some games do not use the cursor feature of the Wii Remote; Make
sure the game you are attempting to play uses the cursor by reading
the game's instruction manual. You can also exit out of the game
to return to the Channel Menu and use the Wii Remote to see the
cursor. If the cursor still does not appear, continue with the
Trying to use multiple Wii Remotes in the Mii
Channel or Photo Channel? These Channels only allow the Wii
Remote designated as "Player
1" to function.
Verify that the Wii Remote's pointer lens is free of obstructions
and contamination (stickers, heavy smudges, etc.). The pointer
lens is the tinted rectangle at the end of the Wii Remote.
Check the battery power level by turning off the Wii console, then
opening the battery cover of the Wii Remote. Press and release the red "SYNC" button
to check battery strength. The number of lights flashing indicates the Wii
Remote's battery strength. Four flashing lights indicates full strength.
Our experience has shown that as your battery strength decreases to one (1)
or less lights flashing, the cursor may not appear. For troubleshooting,
if possible, try using fresh batteries so that all four lights illuminate.
For guidelines on using batteries, please click
inserting brand new batteries, you are still seeing less than all four LEDs
flash, then your Wii Remote will need to be repaired. Please click
here for repair information.
Is the Wii Remote properly synced?
Press the POWER button on the Wii Remote to see if the Wii console powers
If it does, the Wii Remote is synced with the system. Please skip to the
If the Wii Remote will not sync, there is likely a problem with the Wii
Remote. Please click here for
If the Wii Remote will sync and the cursor still does not appear, try
another Wii Remote if possible.
If at least one Wii Remote is working, there
is likely a problem with the first Wii Remote and it will need to be repaired.
Please click here for
If you have only one Wii Remote, or none that are working, please continue
Make sure that the Wii Remote is being used between 3' and 10' directly
in front of the TV and that there are no bright light sources affecting
the Wii Remote's operation (review Game
Play Guidelines for more information), and
that the Sensor Bar is placed properly (see Sensor
Check the cord on the Sensor Bar for any frayed wires
or kinks, and verify that the Sensor Bar is free of obstructions.
Check the button functionality, and that the Sensor Bar is operating correctly,
by accessing the Wii Main Menu. Use the "+" and "-" buttons to scroll side-to-side
through the Wii Channel screens.
If you are able to scroll with the "+" and "-" buttons, but the cursor is
not appearing, then there is likely a problem with the Sensor Bar. Please click
here for additional Sensor Bar information.
If there is no response, there is likely a problem with the Wii Remote. Please click
here for repair information.