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Brand New Wii Remote not working

The remote that came w/ system is working.
The one we bought with wii play is not working
The one we bought separately is not working.

We've tried to "sync" console first then remote. After doing this, the 4 lights are blue, but the remote never turns "on."

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Tracey.....take the battery cover off the back of the remote....then go to the game system cons and open the front flap to the left of the cd slot (find the red sync button on the cons......press and hold the red sync button next to the batteries on the remote......now just press the button on the game system (do not hold button on the cons.)....watch the remote led lights on the bottom....when they are done blinking there should be a light left on (if this is the second cotroller, it should be the second light from the left that is on).

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