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Cannot connect the controller to the console

Changed the batteries and lost the communication between controller and console

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There are two synch buttons. The one on the console and there's also one beside the batteries that you replaced. 
Try both and you should be back online.

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How to connect wireless controller to my console

  1. Turn on your console.
  2. Press and hold the Guide button on the controller until the controller turns on.
  3. Press and release the connect button on the console.
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  4. Within 20 seconds, press and release the connect button on the controller.
  5. When the lights surrounding the power button on the console stop flashing, the controller is connected.
Each connected controller is assigned to one of four positions. Each position corresponds to a lighted section around the console power button and the controller Guide button.
If the controller does not turn on, check the batteries. Insert fresh AA batteries, making sure they are correctly positioned in the battery case.

You can also use the Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit or the Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit to power the controller. Learn more about Xbox controllers and chargers.
To connect additional controllers, follow these same steps again. You can connect up to four controllers to the console. Each connected controller is assigned a position that corresponds with the lighted sections that appear around the console's power button and around the Guide button located in the middle of each controller.

  • To disconnect a wireless controller, press and hold the Guide button for three seconds, and then choose to turn the controller off.
  • When you turn off the console, the controller will reconnect the next time you turn on the console.
  • The controller can be connected to only one console at a time. You can connect the controller to a different console, but the connection to the previously connected console will be lost.

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The Wii console keeps losing communication with my Wii remote controller, what can I do

Have you put new batteries in the controller lately? If not that is usually what happens to mine when it is going out.
The other possibility is that the batteries are not in there all the way so the connection keeps dropping make sure there is nothing underneath the batteries in the remote.

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  • 2 Turn on your Wii from the front of the console. Allow the Wii to cycle to the main menu.
  • 3 Open the front door on the front of the console to reveal the SD card input and the "Sync" button.
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  • 5 Press the "Sync" button on your Wii console to connect the signals and allow the controller and console to sync. This may take a few seconds, so be patient while it continues to connect.
  • 6 Watch to see if the LED has stopped blinking. Once it has, your Wiimote is now connected to your Wii. Put the battery cover back on.
  • 7 Use One-Time Synchronization to change the way the Wiimotes are synced to the console. You can do this by pressing the "Home" button on your controller and choosing "Reconnect." This is useful when you wish to change the player/controller layout without passing different Wiimotes around and losing track of which is which. One-time mode is reset to Standard once the Wii is restarted.

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