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Can't get the guitar to play

My rock band didn't come with the instructions and we can't get the guitar to play. The batteries are in and the switch is on, the power light comes on but we can figure out how to add it with the other instruments. Thanks Darlene

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    We followed all of the directions for the guitar setup, but the light does not even come on. We changed batteries and tried following the procedures numerous times. Help!!

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    Guitar won't play

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    its like the guitar just won't register through the wireless adapter. HELP!!!

  • horselvr061 Feb 18, 2009

    My mom was helping me with it. I put in some new batteries and the lights flash a couple times then the lights turn off. Usaully it flashes then goes straight to blue. I always have to sing....

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    im with my friend and we just cant figure this out we are looking on multiple web site so if you can find it list the answer please!!!!!!!!!!

  • joehonest Mar 02, 2009

    Hi folks, my kids' guitar have all 4 blue light blinking continuosly regardless what button pressed.They cannot play it then. please assist, thanks and I appreciate in advance. You can email me also at


  • Gitargyro Mar 06, 2009

    I just got GH-RB, hooked up the guitar with Wii contoller after synching with the console. I can use the guitar buttons to make choices on the menu, but when the song starts and I push the buttons and strum, the only sound I hear is a faint tweaking from the guitar. I have played GH on other systems and know how it is suppose to work.

  • matts mom Mar 09, 2009

    blue lights flashing, flashing and still flashing, re synced, changed batteries, re synced flashing flashing still flashing

  • djcj79 Mar 21, 2009

    Plz help i cant sync my rock band guitar either. Doin me nut in. I aint daft so batteries working and YES its switched
    I just keep getting flashy blue lights but no sync is happening.
    Please email me wid a solution

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    the keys wont go in and jams when we hold it up



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If the blue light does not come. or if the light comes on intermittently, then on then the power wired inside the guitar are not firmly connected to the circuit board. Lay guitar on table, remove back screws. Lift back and follow wired from power switch next to batteries down to where wires connect to circuit board. If plug pulls out easily, it is not connecting. Use two hands to push connector into place, use one had on circuit board to keep connector from breaking off while pushing. Connector should not come loose when gently pulling on wires.

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Make sure control has been sync with wii console, if unsure re sync.
move controller closer to console.
check batteries still have charge.
make sure no objects block the signals.

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