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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 outlet.
Turn 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:
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 will blink.
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 4).
This sync procedure (steps "a" through "d" above) must be followed for each additional Wii Remote added to the system.
Hold the Wii Remote upside-down with the buttons facing downward.
Tap the remote firmly against the palm of your hand three times to remove any dust sitting between the buttons and the electronic circuit board inside the remote.
Turn the remote upright and press one of the buttons. If the problem continues, Open your Wii Remote's battery door
Check that your Wii Remote contains two new "AA" batteries or a charged battery pack. Check that no corrosion is present on the battery's metal elements/connectors.
Use a cotton swab to clean the remote's battery element/connectors if corrosion is present.
Check that the Sensor Bar cable is inserted firmly into the back of your Wii gaming system. The Sensor Bar needs to be centered above or below your television so the Wii Remote can transmit signals to the gaming system.
Stand three feet away from the Wii gaming system/Sensor Bar.
Aim the remote and press any button to test the device.
If the remote is not working, stand five to 10 feet away from the gaming system and try the device. The Wii Remote works best three to 10 feet away from the gaming system/Sensor Bar.
Move any objects blocking the signal from the remote to the gaming system/Sensor bar--candles, other remote controls (TV/cable box) and wireless computer devices/cellular phones.
Also, if any sunlight is coming in through a window, close the curtains or blinds to keep the light from interfering with the remote's signal.
Turn off and unplug your Wii gaming system. Leave the unit unplugged for one minute. Plug the gaming system back in.
If the remote still aint working;
Turn the Wii system on. Press and hold the red "SYNC" button for 15 seconds when the "Health and Safety" screen appears on your television. The "SYNC" button is behind the small door on the front of your Wii unit.
Release the "SYNC" button. Remove the battery cover and batteries/battery pack from the back of your Wii Remote.
Press and release the red button located under the battery compartment. The blue lights on the front of the remote will blink
Press and release the "SYNC" button on the front of your Wii gaming system. The "Player" light on the gaming system stops blinking and stays on, the resetting process is complete
When you first press a button on the Wiimote, how many lights blink? If the answer is 1, then your batteries may be too low. 4 blinking lights mean that you have fully charged batteries.
Other than that, you may want to consult the user manual with regards to re-syncronizing your Wiimote to the console. If you don't have the manual any more, and you have at least two blinky lights, then press the red syncronizing button on the console first, then the corresponding button inside the battery cover on your Wiimote. Reboot the Wii and see if it works.
Have you tried the following? If this doesn't work then pleae provide details on details such as the batterys you are using, number of remotes, etc. The Wii maunual does not give clear instructions how to reset and sync your Wii remotes. I have found that from time to time my remotes will not sync, especially after they have changed 'order' a couple of times. It appears there is a bug in the code that keeps track of remote codes, and it has a limited buffer for the storage of remote ID's / order. Here are quick step by step instructions how to reset the remote list on the Wii console and re-sync your Wii remotes.
Un-plug the power cord from the back of the console for 5 minutes (60 seconds should do, but leave it off longer to ensure all the power drains).
Plug the Wii back in, and turn on the power button.
Open the panel on the front of the Wii unit. You will see a Red button.
Open the back panel of the Wii remote where the batteries are installed. Beneath the batteries is a small button.
Press and release the small button. The Blue lights on the front of the remote begin to flash.
Press the Red button on the front of the Wii unit.
The Blue lights on the remote should stop flashing after a few seconds. Then one Blue light will remain representing player 1.
1. Press the Power button on the Wii console to turn it on. 2. Remove the battery cover on the back of the WiiRemote you wish to sync up.
3. Remove the battery pack & install regular batteries.
4. On the back of the Wii remote press the SYNC button just below the batteries. The Player LED will blink. 5. Open the SD Card Slot cover on the front of the Wii console and press the SYNC button on the inside of the compartment. 6. When the Player LED blinking stops, the syncing is complete. The LED that is illuminated indicates the player number (1 through 4).
7. Quickly remove the batteries and reinsert your Battery Pack. 8. Return to Step 2 for each other remote.
You may run into this issue any time your battery pack has a 0% charge left in it for a duration. Try to keep them charged to prevent it from occuring in the future.
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.