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I can't get the drums to sync with the wii system

The directions and not helpful and there is no button on there that will help sync the drums.

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    Also cannot get the Rock Band Drum kit to sync with the Wii

  • sodream14 Jan 03, 2009

    the wireless drums will not sync to the wii console

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    Drums won't sync, just flashing blue light.

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    I bought the rockband drum set it only came with one cord.
    I plugged it in to the Wii the blue light came on but how do you sync the drums?
    Iv'e tried everything.
    Any suggestions

  • markb1221 Jan 06, 2009

    Dongle light goes solid but console still doesn't recognize them as a controller

  • kmadv2007 Jan 17, 2009

    the cord that came with the drums has no reset button.

    rockband drums original have built in control ,still can,t sync.

    any suggestions?

  • kmadv2007 Jan 18, 2009

    Can't sync drums with wii only one cable came with drum set, do I need another cable to make it work?

    I have rockband original drumset.

    Blue light comes on when plugged in but thats all.

    Sync lights on drums don't come on at all.

    Any suggestions?


  • befehr Mar 10, 2009

    We have tried two drum sets on two different Wii systems, Rock Band 2 Drums won't sync.

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    I have the same problem, Blue Light on the Rock Band 1 drums is on, but wont recognize as a controller and wont work



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On the USB Dongle Included in the rock band set. If there is a blinking LED. Hit the button included on the Dongle. That should fix it.

"You may need to press the drums button aswell"

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

  • huntfishcamp Nov 06, 2010

    i don't have a dongle cord



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Yes, you do need to use USB for rockband drums for wii, but i don't know how to sync the drums, if they're wireless, if it's a wired set, just plug it in the back of the console, i know how to sync a wireless guitar, on the part you plug into the wii, there should be a tiny white button, and the guitar should have a white button on it, push both buttons at the same time (make sure that thee guitar has batteries and the other is in the wii), if done correctly you should be able to play, if the wireless drums work like that too, than i hope this info helped.

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    Flashing lights on drum control pad. no connection to system.

    You must sync the drums. To do this first take off Battery cover of drums.(leave batteries in) Then press the tiny red button on the front of the wii console next to the sd card slot for 2 seconds. In the battery compartment of the drums, there is a tiny red button that looks like the one one the wii. Press it and they should sync. Now your remote should work.

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