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Wii controller doesn't power up

I have 1 of 4 wii controllers that won't power up. I have tried new batteries and still nothing. If I leave new batteries in the controller the controller and the batteries get hot.

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Re: Wii controller doesn't power up

Sometimes a controller can go dead . So try not playing it for a few days.

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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The Wii must be searching for remotes before one will connect. If you are trying to connect controller #1 (meaning there are none connected) and it fails, there may be a problem with your Wii.
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Turn off for a moment, try again, reconnect your controller.

Since its brand new, you can get it replaced if that doesn't work, dont waste your energy on it, just get another one, free replacement / warraty. Im sure.

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Your Wii controller has a power saver function built into to turn off the controller and save battery life. If it's not recognizing the controller, try rebooting the Wii. If that doesn't work then your Wii controller needs to b re-synced.
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hi, try the following.
1 turn the wii on and wait for it to come on
2 open the flap where the sd card goes
3 take the back off the control where the batteries go
4 press the red button on back of control
5 press the red button on the wii next to the sd card slot

that should then sync them together and get them working.

if when you press the red button on the back of the control where the batteres nothing happens then change the batteries and if it still dont work then their is a fault with the control

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

please rate this solution and leave a testimonial as i have a whole page of unrated posts as people dont rate them, thanks

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Are your controllers sync'd with the Wii? In another words, on the bottom of the Wii Controllers are 4 blue lights. Is one of those four lights illuminated? If not, it will not know that you're pressing it -- you will have to sync the wii remotes.

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If all the lights are coming on then going off again the controller needs to be synched with the wii. Once it is synchronized after all the indicator lights flash one should stay on indicating which player you are (1 -4)
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Sounds like the remotes aren't sync'd up with the Wii in a way to turn it on. I had a strange occurrence with ours where only 1 Wiimote (ha!) out of 4 would turn on the Wii with the power button. Try following the instructions to program the Wii to the Wiimotes again and see if that works. Also try holding the power button on the remotes a little bit longer.

I don't recall but you push the red button behind a hidden cover on the front of the Wii and then the button on the Wii controller behind the battery cover.

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