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Wii remote has no power

Wii remote just stopped working. I have tried changing batteries three times but still no luck. Do not get any lights on at all, nothing works. Please help.

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  • crewsmic Nov 29, 2008

    Had already tried all that to no avail but thanks anyway. Feel it is simply dead.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    over the last month or so i have noticed the leds on two of my wii-motes were getting dimmer but they still worked fine. then last week they both stopped working no lights nothing i have tryed all the obvious changing batteries, re syncing but nothing worked.nintendo support line could only suggest buying new ones.

  • orockjones Dec 25, 2008

    Wii just won't turn on. I've only had it for a month or so and it won't turn on. Between this new problem and the fact that Activision's Guitar Hero World Tour requires a remote for each instrument - makes me want to take everything back. What a rip off!

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Try replacing the battery's, if that doesn't work try resyncing the remote, still dont work you will have to replace, try also to power/unplug the unit.

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