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I have two Wii remotes with rechargeable batteries that were working fine at first, but now one of the remotes won't even turn on or light up. I've tried re-syncing the remote, but it doesn't work.

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  • Ayeka18 Jan 11, 2009

    No. I just tried putting fresh regular batteries in it and it still does not work. No lights flashing or any response at all.

  • LoungeLizad May 11, 2010

    Hi,


    If there is no life at all from the controller, then you could just check the contacts inside the battery compartment and maybe bend them out a bit to ensure they are connecting to the batteries.


    It sounds like you might need to return the controller and get a new one, or you could buy a new one (if you need one) and then return the faulty unit for a replacement. So you would pay out for another controller, but you would get 2 new ones..


    Sorry can't be of further help !



  • LoungeLizad May 11, 2010

    Does the remote work ok with normal batteries ? 

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I called Nintendo and they said that the charging station most likely fryed my controller. Nintendo doesn't currently make any charging stations and recommends that if you want rechargable batteries, to buy the ones that come in a package and recharge in a seperate dock that doesn't stay inside the Wii remote. The charging stations that are out do say Wii on them, but they are not Nintendo approved and may cause problems like mine. They said to always look for the Nintendo seal of quality if you want a trustworthy product. As for me, I have returned my charging dock and the new remote.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Wii Remote will not stay sync with console

Have you tried the following? If this doesn't work then pleae provide details on details such as the batterys you are using, number of remotes, etc.
The Wii maunual does not give clear instructions how to reset and sync your Wii remotes. I have found that from time to time my remotes will not sync, especially after they have changed 'order' a couple of times. It appears there is a bug in the code that keeps track of remote codes, and it has a limited buffer for the storage of remote ID's / order. Here are quick step by step instructions how to reset the remote list on the Wii console and re-sync your Wii remotes.

  1. Un-plug the power cord from the back of the console for 5 minutes (60 seconds should do, but leave it off longer to ensure all the power drains).
  2. Plug the Wii back in, and turn on the power button.
  3. Open the panel on the front of the Wii unit. You will see a Red button.
  4. Open the back panel of the Wii remote where the batteries are installed. Beneath the batteries is a small button.
  5. Press and release the small button. The Blue lights on the front of the remote begin to flash.
  6. Press the Red button on the front of the Wii unit.
  7. The Blue lights on the remote should stop flashing after a few seconds. Then one Blue light will remain representing player 1.
  8. Repeat for remote 2, 3 and 4.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Wii Remote stopped working for no reason.

Well, pressing 1 and 2 doesn't work if your Wii remote came desynched. Press the Red Synch buttons on both the Wii console (located under the SD card flap) and the one on the back of the Wii remote, and hold one then the other for about 5 seconds. Should help.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: wii remotes blinks several times but doesn't work.

you see the little flap on the wii open it and the back of the wii remote then press both red buttons and wala good as new

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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