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Outdoor challenge mat won't connect

I have turned the wii off, connected the mat, turned the wii back on and inserted the disc. The disc reads, but as the kids go into the game it says it cannot detect the mat. Has anybody come across this ? and is there a fix for this ? Could the wii unit be broken or need resetting.


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The CTA mat will not work with DDR II according to their site.

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You might be able to follow up these problems on A few newer games like smash bros used a dual layer disc that wasn't being read by some systems if there was some "dirt" on the lens. This could be your situation but I think are several of these issues being discussed on the official site so check them out.

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SOURCE: Game Disc could not be read. Please read the Wii

Cleaned off disc and reset it. It is okay for now...

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: dance mat does not work

I had the same problem. I got the solution from a friend. Plug the mat into a different console on the Wii. I plugged it into the last one and now it works perfectly. Good luck!

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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SOURCE: nintendo wii dance mat was unwrapped for xmas, can't work it

If your Wii console is facing you standing vertically with the power button at the top, look for two doors that open on the top facing the ceiling. Open the compartment at the front an you'll find four ports that will fit the plug for the dance mat. We plugged ours into the closest port to the front of the unit and it's working fine.

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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