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Make sure the Wii Sensor Bar is correctly plugged into the Wii, and that the Wii Remote has an unobstructed path to the Sensor Bar. Move the Wii Remote around, as the positioning of the Sensor Bar may not be exact. If you've done all of this and the problem persists, it may be that your Wii Sensor Bar is damaged. You may have to buy a new one.
Hold the Wii Remote upside-down with the buttons facing downward.
Tap the remote firmly against the palm of your hand three times to remove any dust sitting between the buttons and the electronic circuit board inside the remote.
Turn the remote upright and press one of the buttons. If the problem continues, Open your Wii Remote's battery door
Check that your Wii Remote contains two new "AA" batteries or a charged battery pack. Check that no corrosion is present on the battery's metal elements/connectors.
Use a cotton swab to clean the remote's battery element/connectors if corrosion is present.
Check that the Sensor Bar cable is inserted firmly into the back of your Wii gaming system. The Sensor Bar needs to be centered above or below your television so the Wii Remote can transmit signals to the gaming system.
Stand three feet away from the Wii gaming system/Sensor Bar.
Aim the remote and press any button to test the device.
If the remote is not working, stand five to 10 feet away from the gaming system and try the device. The Wii Remote works best three to 10 feet away from the gaming system/Sensor Bar.
Move any objects blocking the signal from the remote to the gaming system/Sensor bar--candles, other remote controls (TV/cable box) and wireless computer devices/cellular phones.
Also, if any sunlight is coming in through a window, close the curtains or blinds to keep the light from interfering with the remote's signal.
Turn off and unplug your Wii gaming system. Leave the unit unplugged for one minute. Plug the gaming system back in.
If the remote still aint working;
Turn the Wii system on. Press and hold the red "SYNC" button for 15 seconds when the "Health and Safety" screen appears on your television. The "SYNC" button is behind the small door on the front of your Wii unit.
Release the "SYNC" button. Remove the battery cover and batteries/battery pack from the back of your Wii Remote.
Press and release the red button located under the battery compartment. The blue lights on the front of the remote will blink
Press and release the "SYNC" button on the front of your Wii gaming system. The "Player" light on the gaming system stops blinking and stays on, the resetting process is complete
First you Should test with another sensor bar...try to take it from a friend to test it in your system...could be cracked wires from the sensor bar....try to test the wires with a multimeter and resolder the wires from the cable...or you can take your sensor bar and test it in another wii...you need to known if its really bad ,or if there is something wrong with your wii system...
Hey Jack, How many remotes are you able to connect at a time? If you have multiple remotes try turning the ones you know that work off, and putting them in another room(so you know they will not try to connect). Then try connecting with the bad one. If that doesn't work you might have to sync the remote: hold down the red sync button on the wii, located next to the sd card slot, while holding down the red button on the remote, located under the battery cover on the back. Now try connecting. If it still doesn't work, the LED lights in the sensor bar might have burned out, this happens a lot when you keep your sensor bar directly on your tv without the stand(the tv gets hot and burns out the lights), a lot of people do this because the stand looks bad. Go buy a new sensor bar, they sell them at wal-mart for $20, plus they're wireless, so you don't have to worry about that thin little wire popping. Test the new wii bar, if it's still not working, then you're remote is just worthy of getting returned.
hope this helps!
I think you need to sync the remotes. Try this. Undo the battery cover and you will see a red button. turn on youre Wii and if you look at the front of the Wii you will se a littile panal. open it and you wil find another red button. Press it and press the one on the remote.
make sure your sensor bar is connected to the console! properly aligned in the centre of t.v! also reconect the controler by: open the sd flap on front, press red button, remove batt cover of remote and press the connect button! this will resync the remote! also check battery's!
if you take out the batterys in the controller, you,ll see a small button/switch.
use this for the sensor bar, to receive the signal being transmitted from the controller to the sensor.
You may alternatively, have to reset in the settings menu.
that the cable bar sensor is plugged into the back of the Wii console
and that the sensor bar is properly aligned with the centre of your TV
that the Wii remote is synchronized with the console using the POWER
button on the remote control to turn on the Wii console. (The POWER
button is the white button with the red symbol which is located in the
upper left corner on the Wii remote.) If it does not work, try to
synchronize the remote control, then turn the console and controls that
respond correctly to commands. (3) Verify that the distance between the Wii remote and the TV display to
be between 1 and 3 meters, that there are sources of intense light that
can interfere with the proper functioning of the remote (read
Guidelines game for Wii for more information ) And that the sensor bar
is placed correctly (see Setting up the sensor bar). Avoid the presence
of sources of infrared light as electric stoves, gas propane or
kerosene, candles, fireplaces, stoves or other heat sources close to
If the steps described above do not solve the problem, the sensor bar could have a problem. Read the following instructions:
On each side of the sensor bar are five infrared lights that located
the position of the Wii remote. If these lights do not work, the cursor
on the remote will not appear on the screen and you can not step
through screens of settings. To see these lights, you must look on the
LCD screen of a digital camera or a mobile phone. Verify that the
sensor bar is connected and that the Wii console is turned on, and then
framing the bar sensor so that it appears on LCD camera or cellphone.
If you see five infrared lights on each side, the sensor bar works.
Maybe you'll need to slightly adjust the position / tilt the camera or
the telephone, but is rather easy to see these lights on the LCD screen ;)
Cursor not appearing Please note that our experience shows that this troubleshooting is best performed using only one (1) Wii Remote at a time.
Some games do not use the cursor feature of the Wii Remote; Make
sure the game you are attempting to play uses the cursor by reading
the game's instruction manual. You can also exit out of the game
to return to the Channel Menu and use the Wii Remote to see the
cursor. If the cursor still does not appear, continue with the
Trying to use multiple Wii Remotes in the Mii
Channel or Photo Channel? These Channels only allow the Wii
Remote designated as "Player
1" to function.
Verify that the Wii Remote's pointer lens is free of obstructions
and contamination (stickers, heavy smudges, etc.). The pointer
lens is the tinted rectangle at the end of the Wii Remote.
Check the battery power level by turning off the Wii console, then
opening the battery cover of the Wii Remote. Press and release the red "SYNC" button
to check battery strength. The number of lights flashing indicates the Wii
Remote's battery strength. Four flashing lights indicates full strength.
Our experience has shown that as your battery strength decreases to one (1)
or less lights flashing, the cursor may not appear. For troubleshooting,
if possible, try using fresh batteries so that all four lights illuminate.
For guidelines on using batteries, please click
inserting brand new batteries, you are still seeing less than all four LEDs
flash, then your Wii Remote will need to be repaired. Please click
here for repair information.
Is the Wii Remote properly synced?
Press the POWER button on the Wii Remote to see if the Wii console powers
If it does, the Wii Remote is synced with the system. Please skip to the
If the Wii Remote will not sync, there is likely a problem with the Wii
Remote. Please click here for
If the Wii Remote will sync and the cursor still does not appear, try
another Wii Remote if possible.
If at least one Wii Remote is working, there
is likely a problem with the first Wii Remote and it will need to be repaired.
Please click here for
If you have only one Wii Remote, or none that are working, please continue
Make sure that the Wii Remote is being used between 3' and 10' directly
in front of the TV and that there are no bright light sources affecting
the Wii Remote's operation (review Game
Play Guidelines for more information), and
that the Sensor Bar is placed properly (see Sensor
Check the cord on the Sensor Bar for any frayed wires
or kinks, and verify that the Sensor Bar is free of obstructions.
Check the button functionality, and that the Sensor Bar is operating correctly,
by accessing the Wii Main Menu. Use the "+" and "-" buttons to scroll side-to-side
through the Wii Channel screens.
If you are able to scroll with the "+" and "-" buttons, but the cursor is
not appearing, then there is likely a problem with the Sensor Bar. Please click
here for additional Sensor Bar information.
If there is no response, there is likely a problem with the Wii Remote. Please click
here for repair information.
Do the LEDs light up when you press the buttons on the Wii Remote? Try simply turning off the console, and pressing the power button a couple times firmly on the Wii Remote. If it turns on the Wii, the connection should be established. If it doesn't turn on the Wii, some hardware is defective. Recommend calling Nintendo Support if this happens.