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We have two Wii games (Playground, Pirates) that will not allow us to play multiplayer. We click the 1 and 2 button at the same time on the second remote. The lights flash, but the remote never connects to the game. It should be noted that we have changed batteries in the second remote and it still will not connect. However, the second remote will connect when we play Wii Sports and Wii Play.

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  • Brian Macke Dec 22, 2008

    I tried the "sync" button on the inside of the console, but that didn't connect the second remote either.

  • Brian Macke Dec 22, 2008

    Thank you! Opening up the back cover of the remote and hitting the sync button on the remote and on the console at the same time worked! Very simple!



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You have to have your Wii turned on before you Synchronizing Your Wii remote.
Try opening the battery Cover of your Wii Remote, there is a red button there called the Syncro Button. Then open the Sd Card Cover of your Wii, and press the Red button there as well. You then should be able to use the Wii Remote with the Wii Cole.
If this one does not work try anothe approach
Press the Home button on the connected Wiimote. Next, go to the settings, and disconnect. When the screen says disconnected, press 1 and 2 simontenously on both Wiimotes. If done correct, the Wiimotes should vibrate and make a confirmation sound. Good Luck

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This is a common issue, but not hard to resolve. When you put the new game in the wii, turn the remotes on and then see if they are connected to the wii by looking at the lights on the remote. You should have a light below the 1 on the bottom area of the front of the remote. And on remote number 2 you should have a light below the number 2 on the bottom area of the front of the remote. If you have these lights on or not and the remotes are still not responding, then take the remote that isn't working and bring it near the wii console/box and open the front panel in the middle of the box and hit the scan button on the inside. This should scan and see the missing remote. Be patient as it may take a minute to find and assign that remote.

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