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Nintendo wii not powering on and remote blinking

My nintendo wii remote keeps flashing and the console wont power on. i have changed the batteries so its not that. i have also tried to re-sync but this doesnt appear to work either. how do you re-sync properly?

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  • dee1dee Sep 20, 2007

    thank you for your advice unfortunately the wii isn't powering on either. i will call the number you gave me and hopefully they may be able to resolve the problem. thanks ever so much again much appreciated :-)

  • i wanta play Mar 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. everytime I try to turn the wii on with the remote all it does is flash the blue lights at the bottom of the remote.

    ~I wanta play~

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008

    my remote keeps flashing but wont turn i used re chargeable batteries an it wont work and some one tell me what a sync button is

  • generalbar May 15, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem, wii remote powers on and blinks however system will not power on, have tried all troubleshooting. I have called the Nintendo service line and they are sending me a new "brick". Anyone know any reasons why??

  • richinmalabo May 15, 2008

    I have a brand new WII and I have no power on the console itself. Is this a known problem? Unit died after two weeks in stand-by

  • shahizzle May 18, 2008

    i have controller ONE working but i just cannot get controller TWO to work.


    the lights blink and i have pressed the sync button but it still wont work. i have three controllers, but only one works. how can i get atleast one other controller working?

  • gilmorefan May 28, 2008

    i have turned on my wii console and it works but i can't get any of my controllers to sync to the wii the blue lights will blink but it will never stay on and choose a player number it just all of the sudden stopped working, i was playing turned it off and i wanted to play a few hours later but the wii won't let my controller sync

  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    The Wii is not powering on, when we try using the controler the blue lights flash reapeatedly and the system still does not power on.

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    im trying to connect the wiimote to the computer and it finds the devise but the light on the we mote blinks for a long time

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    My wii remote flashes lights on the bottom but wont turn on fully.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    i turned on my wii but my remotes keep blinking. i dont know what to do because i dont want to go out and buy new remotes and i hope i dont have to go out and do that. none of my remotes work and i just cant seem to fix it.

  • kmatrix2009 Feb 10, 2009

    The four lights on the bottom blink for a couple seconds and then stop when trying to connect to the wii.  The wii powers on but does not acknowledge the remotes presence and does not show up on the screen

  • jennifer_loc Feb 18, 2009

    every time i turn on my wii mote and push a 1& 2 all it does is the bottom starts to blink can you help me to connect my remote to the wii plz

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    wii wont power on

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    mine flashes but doesnt connect

  • beckydove May 02, 2009

    Thank you!! solution #3!! We had a power outage a few days ago. Our wii was not powering up. I read #3 and it worked!!!

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    to nickpick910, thank you sooo much! you saved me! my brother plugged in his ps3 to my tv and my wii stopped working. so i tried what you said, and my wii now works!

  • salvadorlesa May 03, 2009

    my wii will not power on

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Just talked with Nintendo about this matter. Fortunately, the Wii has a safety feature on the AC adapter which shuts it down should there be any sort of significant "spike" or interruption with the power. The solution? Unplug the AC adapter for about 2 minutes (from the wall and the Wii unit itself), then plug everything back in! Believe it or not, this actually works!

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Sounds like you may have a couple of issues. Does your console power up when you press the power button on the console? If it's just the remote that won't power up the console than make sure you have a fresh set of batteries in the remote and then re-sync. Hold the remote next to the console, press the sync button on the remote and then press the sync button the remote. The flashing lights should go away. If not call Nintendo 1-800-255-3700. They will walk thru the troubleshooting with you and it's free!!

Posted on Sep 17, 2007

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You need to CONNECT your controllers do this by pressing the home icon on PLAYER 1s remote, then go to Wii remote settings, and press "Recconect" then you should be able to reconnect and connect the controller/s you have.

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

Our console would not power on (Wii is not even a week old), and I followed Solution #4 submitted by "trevorwinder" above.

TREVORWINDER, your advice fixed our problem, and I cannot thank you enough!

Mom of 3

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

The power on my Wii console wont come on I had the cable tested and the power is going through there.If I phone the SA customer care line 0861000 Wii ther is no reply.
What do I do We gor the console in Novenmer.
Thank you Ingrid

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Well first make sure everythings plugged in in the right place. i had a problem with the remote myself. like toyboy said, do the sync thing, but press both buttons at the same time and wait. If you have one remote connecting and others not, go ot wii sports and go to a double player game. it will say you need multiple remotes. then follow the sync instructions from there. hope this helps

Posted on Sep 20, 2007

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