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"Step Off Me and Press A" message while not on wii board

When Wii Fit starts it says "Step Off Me and Press A" but I'm not standing on the Wii Fit Board. The Wii Board test works fine and says the board is operating good, but Wii Fit will not get past above message.

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  • bjohnsonreal Feb 17, 2009

    I have the same problem, I cannot go any further :( Step off me and press A and no one is standing on it!!!

  • S_L_W Feb 17, 2009

    I have the same problem it just started last night, I took off the silicone cover, took out the batteries, even grounded the unit thinking it might be static. I'm out of ideas!

  • jmjunio Feb 24, 2009

    I have the same exact problem. ""Step Off Me and Press A" message while not on wii board". I even tried to resync but it did not help.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    I have the same problem. The advise above didn't cure the problem - any other ideas?

  • VentureForth May 11, 2010

    Are you using any sort of gel or silicone cover on the Balance Board?

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    drjdwebmaste Jan 27, 2012

    here's what worked for me, posted by someone else!

    By avatarmikec757 308 days ago

    It is not a problem with syncing. It has to do with one of the corner sensors. I have repaired many in the past with this problem and 98% of the time, the screw inside of the board on the foot closest to the orange and white stick was too tight causing the sensor to always be on. The other 2% is most likely some damage with the circuit board which would require a repair from Nintendo.

    The Repair:
    with the board on and synced, go to the training menu and enter the part of the game where it tells you to step off and press A. Flip the board over and with a phillips head screw driver, unscrew the three screws around the foot I mentioned above. Remove the pieces and you will find a large Torx T30 bit under that holds a metal plate to the top of the sensor block. If you don't have that, a Flat head screw driver that fits in the slot will work. Slightly loosen that screw. Just enough so that its a little looser but not too much because it will cause that side not to function at 100%. After doing this attach the foot and plastic piece and screw the three screws in most of the way. Flip over and press A and the system should go past the error. IF not repeat the steps with little adjustments until the problem is resolved.

    ----

    TOOK ME 2 MIN 2 FIX!

  • drjdwebmaste
    drjdwebmaste Jan 27, 2012

    here's what worked for me, posted by someone else!

    By avatarmikec757 308 days ago

    It is not a problem with syncing. It has to do with one of the corner sensors. I have repaired many in the past with this problem and 98% of the time, the screw inside of the board on the foot closest to the orange and white stick was too tight causing the sensor to always be on. The other 2% is most likely some damage with the circuit board which would require a repair from Nintendo.

    The Repair:
    with the board on and synced, go to the training menu and enter the part of the game where it tells you to step off and press A. Flip the board over and with a phillips head screw driver, unscrew the three screws around the foot I mentioned above. Remove the pieces and you will find a large Torx T30 bit under that holds a metal plate to the top of the sensor block. If you don't have that, a Flat head screw driver that fits in the slot will work. Slightly loosen that screw. Just enough so that its a little looser but not too much because it will cause that side not to function at 100%. After doing this attach the foot and plastic piece and screw the three screws in most of the way. Flip over and press A and the system should go past the error. IF not repeat the steps with little adjustments until the problem is resolved.

    ----

    TOOK ME 2 MIN 2 FIX!

  • Patricia Brown
    Patricia Brown Feb 03, 2014

    I just purchased the Wii Mini with the Wii Fit Plus Bundle. Everything seems to work til I get to where it tells me to stand on the board. Once I'm on I hear ooohhh and then I hear stand still. Then a message comes on that says "I can't seem to find you! Can anyone help?

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When you get this message, lift the board off the ground, press A, and wait until you get to the confirmation screen before placing the board back on the ground. You may have to try a few times to get the timing right. I have no idea why it thinks someone is on the board, but this workaround has solved the problem for us. Good luck.

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