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Rock Band wireless guitar won't sync with Wii

I see that a lot of people are having trouble syncing the Rock Band guitar with their Wii. Ours is wireless & having the same trouble. We've tried disconnecting the remotes individually, then reseting the console. Nothing has worked. I'm wondering if EA Games just made a bunch of junk guitars to put out for Christmas!?

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    how can i connect my guitar from guitar hero to the rockband to have two guitars playing??

  • JimIII Dec 28, 2008

    Wii Guitar Hero works with older TV son has, but not our new LCD big screen TV. How can we resolve this problem to play it on the LCD TV?

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    We are having the same issues as Kelley. We have changed the batteries in the guitar three times and the blue lights won't quite flashing. Help please!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    the wirless adapter stays synced for 5 seconds to 1 minute on mine. Then it stops working.

  • gwynnraven Dec 29, 2008

    rock band guitar will not sync properly

  • mooshi800 Dec 29, 2008

    I even tried calling a rock band support number but my guitar still wont work. It told me to get a knew guitar because this one must be messed up. The drums and mic work but the guitar just keeps blinking a little blue light and so does the USB conection thing for the guitar.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    Has anyone figured this out, our guitar worked great on christmas and not all we have are blinking lights!!!!!

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    Wont sync, the blue guitar symbol is lit up but no wii controller

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    Same Problem, worked fine up till christmas now it wont sync up, all i get is the flashing blue light.What's worse the warranty is up

  • dougherty118 Jan 23, 2009

    Just go Rock Band for my daughter and the guitar worked fine for about 2 hours. She shut it off for the night. She went to use it today after school and now it wont connect.

  • citrussunset Jan 25, 2009


  • whisper13 May 11, 2009

    my wii guitar won't sync ,i've tried new batteries.i've also tried hitting the sync button on the console and the connect button on the guitar.nothing ive tired works.


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They are not compatible.

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Sorry to hear.

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