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2nd wii remote will not connect with mario play 8

Trying to connect 2nd remote of wii for mario play 8 - don't have problem with other games, but remote will flash for a few seconds, but won't stay connected for 2 of us to play.

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    I have the same issue. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    i cant figure out how to add another reomote to mario party 8. it says its a four player game. How do i do it? please help.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    Exactly the same problem any ideas??

  • kkme Dec 26, 2007

    same problem w/ Narato and Lego star wars saga

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    same problem here.

  • Sam Serra Dec 26, 2007

    I am having the same problem with Lego Star Wars. The 2nd remote will work with other games but not this one. I have tried syncing it everyway but still cant get it to work

  • quise Dec 26, 2007

    my 2nd remote wont work when i play any mario games

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    Same Problem

  • natz02 Dec 29, 2007

    Playing mario 8 - unable to find out how to have the second wii remote to connect and operate for 2 player. Other mario games (e.g. mario olypmics) do not have this problem.

    Not sure what steps to take as there is lack of options on the actual game to figure this out. Gone into Minigames / Extra Zones and Party Tent and when it asks you to select players - second one down which is Player 1, Player 2 and Com 1 / Com 2 - will not allow as it says 'Please connect second wii remote'

    If there is a solution to this it would be great. Thanks for your help.

    Natalie
    Please email me.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    Same problem but the suggestion made it work!

  • tyler6899 Jan 06, 2008

    i have the same problem it connects to everything but not mario party 8

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2008

    2nd wii remote will not connect with mario play 8 problem

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    2nd wii remote will not stay connected

  • Rhonda Samuels Mar 05, 2008

    I have tried to disconnect and then reconnect and still have the same problems. The only games I can get the second remote to stay connected with is game system came with. I disconnect and then reconnect all remotes and once games load up the 2nd remote is gone. Disconnecting and reconnecting doesn't work!

  • Rhonda Samuels Mar 05, 2008

    I have the same problem with all games except the one that came with the wii console. I have tried to disconnect and reconnect and when the game loads up 2nd remote is gone. I have tried changing batteries and still doesn't work. Tried the reset buttons and still doesn't work. I have a 2nd remote that is useless to me unless I play the game that came with my system. What is the point in having multiplayer games if you can only play with 1 remote.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    smae

  • piruwii Apr 03, 2008

    2nd Wii remote works fine on WiiMenu and games that came with the console. But disconnects and wont reconnect when i start up HOUSEOFDEAD2&3. why is this?

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    I am having this problem aswell, it connects to every other game I have
    but not Mario Party 8. Is there a problem with the game or am I doing
    something wrong

  • Wii Mommy Apr 13, 2008

    I am trying to play Smash Brothers Brawl and the second remote will not connect.

  • rodnarg May 05, 2008

    The only muti player game that the second remote works with is WII Sports. Why cant we use more that one remote for other multi player games? Whats the use of owning more than one remote if you cant get the console to recognize it on other games? How do I fix this problem?

  • julieda May 24, 2008

    We cannot get the 2nd week to connect to Star Wars game. It isn't as simple as pushing the "+" ! Suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    Same problem

  • Rajashan Jun 10, 2008

    We cannot get the second remote to work to play two players on the Wii. We have been trying on the Star Wars Lego and Indiana Jones games. Pressing the"+" isn't doing anything

  • lilmsmanthab Jun 22, 2008

    The 2nd remote for the Wii on Mario Party 8 will not connnect to the game for two players to play. We have tried pressing down A + B like on Wii Sports and that did not work either. HELP!!!

  • jeffsboyer Jul 06, 2008

    same problem.

  • MicheleMyBel Oct 18, 2008

    Can't get the second player to connect for the Wii Indiana Jones Game, please help

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    2nd controller wont snc

  • bella326 Nov 29, 2008

    I bought the ferrari challenge and the MLB Power pros 2008. they are both 2 player games and none of them will let me connect to the 2nd remote. It will with my other game, but not these two. Even when I go into 2nd player mode it still wont pick it up.

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    when i try to connect the wii remote,it flashes then turns off

  • kendra2004 Dec 10, 2008

    same problem

  • belli_00 Dec 26, 2008

    2nd remote won't connect with Mario party 8

  • mentcott Dec 26, 2008

    same problem ....

  • mentcott Dec 26, 2008

    same problem...

  • mentcott Dec 26, 2008

    same problem

  • mnetcott Dec 26, 2008

    same problem

  • hello all Dec 27, 2008

    i have 2 wii remotes that work fine, but when i got a third one. The third wii remote was on the four bars on the bottem were flashing. But it wouldn't go to the third box.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    Wii Music and Sonic the Seven Rings, can't add a second

    wii remote

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    it wouldnt allow a 2nd player to connect

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    This really is a big problem!

  • lisakumler Jan 07, 2009

    mario party 8 says to push a on the wii remote to add and it doesn't work. Please tell me how to get it to work. the remote works with all other games just not this one.

  • victorman123 Jan 10, 2009

    when trying to play mario party 8 with another friend it tells me to connect a wii remote but when i try to connect it wont-the lights will flash but wont connect-but it will with other games

  • bailee5329 Jan 16, 2009

    my freinds wii remote wont connect to my wii. how do i do it and why wont it connect?? please please email me at bailee5329@yahoo.com thanks for helping me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! plus its my b-day

  • derekp0012 Jan 17, 2009

    How do you get a 2nd remote connected to wii fit?

  • k_siegwald Feb 01, 2009

    No matter where i go, it will not sync up anywhere. Mine only does it on Mario Cart, and not this or GH3 or the Indy game i have

  • jesseejames Feb 26, 2009

    i cannot get will remote to connect for player 2 on mario party 8 game

  • Nathonatho Mar 06, 2009

    Hi I am trying to connect the second wiimote to play Top Spin 3 by 2 players but it does not connect can anyone pls help me.

  • Farmer-Brown May 11, 2010

    resyncin didnt work

  • Farmer-Brown May 11, 2010

    i tried re syncin it but it still doesnt work...

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We had this same problem so I did a google search for 2nd wii remote not connecting or staying connected and this is what we came up with and did this and it really works! So hopefully this will help all of you to. Good luck! K and M

This is from www.nintendo.com/wii :

Wii Remote not being recognized by the Wii Console (lights on the Wii Remote flash when you press a button, but then go out) - Most Common:
Getting the Wii console to recognize (or "sync" with) a Wii Remote, especially one that did not come in the box with your Wii console, may require doing a few additional steps before it can be synced. Additionally, a Wii Remote that was working, but is no longer being recognized (or has "lost its sync") may need to be re-synced. Please use the troubleshooting steps listed below, which our experience has shown can solve many Wii Remote issues.
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/ts/wiiremote.jsp

    Try these steps!
  1. Turn the Wii console power OFF by pressing the POWER Button on the front of the console. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet for a few seconds. After a few seconds have elapsed, plug the cord back into the wall outlet.

  2. Turn the power of the Wii console ON. When you see the Health and Safety screen, open the small flap on the front of the Wii console to find a red button labeled "SYNC." Press and hold the SYNC Button down for 15 seconds. This will clear all the syncs on the Wii, allowing you to get a clean start to begin the process described below.

  3. After holding the SYNC Button on the Wii console down for at least 15 seconds, you can now "re-sync" your Wii Remotes:
    1. With the first Wii Remote you wish to sync, remove the battery cover on the back of the Wii Remote to find a small red button just below the batteries.

    2. Press and release the small red button just below the batteries on the Wii Remote; the blue lights on the front of the Wii Remote will blink.

    3. Quickly press and release the red SYNC button on the inside of the white flap on the front of the Wii console (picture below).

    4. When the Player LED blinking stops and stays lit, the syncing is complete. The LED that is illuminated indicates the player number (1 through 4).

    5. This sync procedure (steps "a" through "d" above) must be followed for each additional Wii Remote added to the system.

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What i suggest is to press the home button on the working controller. in the menu there is the wii remote settings click on that menu. there should then be a button that says reconnect press that button. the screen should say disconnecting. after that press the 1 and 2 buttons on all desired controllers in the order of players. that should fix the problem if im not mistaken. :)

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Open the back of your wii remote and you'll see a red round sync button... open the front of your Wii and you will see a red rectabgular sync button. point the wii remote at the wii station and press both buttons and hold for 10 seconds, this will then link up both and you will be up and running

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The solution proposed by brynpttrsn works perfectly if you are also having problems with Mario Kart.

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I have 2 controllers A and B. I set up A for channel 1 and B for channel 2. After about 10 seconds controller B's channel 2 LED goes out, comes on again for about 1 second and then goes out for ever. If I swap controllers so that A is channel 2 and B is channel 1 the identical fault occurs.

I have tried everything suggested on the nintendo.com troublehooting web page but still have the same problem. I have also tried the Reconnect facility on the console, but cannot get either controller to re-sync. During this operation do I point the 2 controllers at the console or towards the motion sensor bar?

Any ideas please on how to stop the controller set to channel 2 losing its sync?

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Fiend your solution direct from nintendo. Here is your solution....
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http://www.nintendo.com/wiiconsole/prob676ijt65/solution
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I just tried it because I was having the same problem. What I did was hit the home button on the first remote, and disconnect the remote from the concole. It should then tell you to reconnect in order, connect the first and while the reconnect screen is up, connect the second one, and both hands should show up on the screen to play. Hope that helps!

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

Thank you it worked perfectly

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

The suggesting made by flippo_k worked for my Wii Nintendo System... Thanks a whole lot! it worked for my Lego Indiana Jones Game i'd been struggling with the secibd remote for quite a while!






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Awsome! this has been a great deal of frustration for our famly for weeks! thank you.

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Using the home button to reconnect works, but only as a temporary solution. flippo_K 's solution works permanently and you won't have to reconnect every time you cut the Wii on.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

Brynptterson Is Right! I did this with my console and it worked perfectly. You must press on the home button then wii remote settings then reconnect. On the reconnect menu you must press the 1 and 2 button on all controllers you wish to add SIMULTANEOUSLY otherwise it will only add in one remote. This worked with my console and is a good solution to the problem.

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Your a sly one.....mr grinch

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Brynpttrsn it worked thank you

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SOURCE: trying to connect 2nd remote of wii for mario play

You will have to resync the remote.

1. Press red button in the battery area
2. hit red button on the front of wii

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