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Wii remote wont charge

I have the docking station to charge my remotes but 1 remote wont charge and the red light flashes on the station when the remote it plugged into it

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are you able to get any of your controllers to connect? if not it could be a issue with your sensor bar. please provide a bit more info

but try this first

Synchronizing the Wii Balance Board with your Wii Console
IMPORTANT: To operate correctly, the Wii Balance Board must be synchronized with the Wii console using Standard Mode Synchronization. Follow the steps below to synchronize the board to the console.

  • This procedure must be followed for each Wii Balance Board compatible Game Disc.
  • These synchronization settings will be saved even if the console is turned off.
  • This procedure can be completed only if a compatible Game Disc is running in the console.
  1. Press the EJECT Button on the front of the Wii console and remove any
    game disc if necessary. Insert a Wii Balance Board compatible Game Disc.
  2. Use the Wii Remote to select the Disc Channel on the Wii Menu screen and select START.
  3. Open the SD Card slot cover on the front of the Wii console.
    NOTE: Close the SD Card slot cover when you are finished with the synchronization procedure.
  4. Remove the Battery Cover on the bottom of the Wii Balance Board.
    NOTE: Replace the Battery Cover when you are finished with the aynchronization procedure.
  5. Press the SYNCHRO Button (SYNC.) on the Wii Balance Board. The Power LED on the board will start blinking (for up to about 20 seconds).
Press the SYNCHRO Button (SYNC.) on the console while the Power LED on the board is blinking.
  1. IMPORTANT: Do not press and hold the SYNCHRO Button on the Wii console down for more than 10 seconds. This will delete all of the Standard Mode synchronization information for all Wii Remotes that you use with that console.
  2. The Power LED will stop blinking and light steadily once the synchronization is
    complete. You are now ready to play the Wii Balance Board compatible Game Disc. Please refer to the instruction booklet for the Game Disc you are using for further information on gameplay.
  • Only one Wii Balance Board can be synchronized to a Wii console at a time. Up to a total of 10 Wii Remotes and accessories can be synchronized to a console at any time with the Standard Mode procedure. If additional synchronizations are made, the oldest existing ones will be overwritten.
  • The Wii Balance Board can only be synchronized to one console at a time using the Standard Mode procedure. If you change the console you are using the board with, you will have to repeat the synchronization procedure each time.
  • The Wii Balance Board uses the Player 4 (P4) connection. If a Wii Remote is actively using P4, that remote will be disconnected while the board is being used.

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Wii Remote Syncing problem is one of the common problem of Nintendo Wii. You may check out the DIY Wii Fix Guide,that explains step by step to fix the problem without any technical knowledge. I hope this guide will solve your problem. It also gives information on fixing many Wii Related Problems, so its a kind of Wii Problems Reference Fix Guide.


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I have an energizer dock charginig system for my Wii remotes. and after a few minutes of inserting one of them, the red light begins flashing and it does not charge the remote. Model PL 7522

I Sell the exact units at my shop and the great thing about them is its warranty they have a 2 year limited warranty on them go to for more info on this as well. this was taken from their website

1. Should your charge station's lights start blinking before or after you have placed the Wii remote controllers, it may be an issue with the batteries and not the charge station itself. We recommend first that you switch the batteries around for each controller and place them to be charged again for a period of time. If this isolates the problem to the battery we can send a replacement battery pack to you. Should this not clear the problem and the blinking continues you could take the product back to the store or to send it back to us so that it can be exchanged for a replacement unit.
2. If after being left in charge mode for a full charging cycle and the batteries do not fully charge, or hold a charge, then contact us for a replacement."

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Jun 04, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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Hello, When i try and use the Wii remotes [after charging in the Wii charger dock] all the blue lights at the bottom of the controller flash and then nothing...........also when the controllers are in...

The flashing lights likely means the controllers are not synced to the Wii. Syncing them to the Wii is really easy, luckily

Generally, you can find the sync button under the battery cover on accessories, which should be a small red button. Look around your remote for it.

After you find your sync button on your remote, find the one on the Wii. It is above the SD slot, and you will have to pull open the cover to see it, which is the little rectangular cover on the front of the Wii right underneath the power and reset buttons. The sync button is the little red one.

Once you've found both buttons, hold them both down at the same time for about 3 seconds, then let go and the two should sync with each other. You only need to do this once and you should be fine.

Apr 20, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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Whilst using the wii to go online my son said the wii remote just stopped working so thinking the batteries were low he put it back on the docking station & left it to charge up. Yesterday when I went...

Try buying a new remote.or press the sync button on the wii console for 15-20 seconds then resync all controllers in the wii one by one.hope this helps Julie Dentith. :)

Apr 15, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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I haven't played my wii in a while and have just plugged it all in and my controllers are not working. They don't seem to be charging in the docking station, their individual docks are not lighting up...

Yes they should light up blue when they are charging.
Double check and make sure your docking station is still plugged in and turned on.

Most Docking stations are third party accessories, meaning, they were not manufactured by Nintendo. Some of them do not work very well.

If all else fails, remove the rechargeable battery pack from the Wii Remote and put regular AA batteries inside of it. The Wii Remote should work just fine.

Personally, I prefer to use rechargeable AA batteries rather than charging packs or docking stations. The charge packs/docking stations just never seem to work as well as they're supposed to. The rechargeable AA's work great and they're much more versatile since they're not limited to use in the Wii.

Apr 02, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Wii remote wont connect ?

if it wont sync after using the red buttons then its just bad batteries from the sound of it or the remote has gone bad.

Try fresh batteries or let the rechargeables charge (assuming they arent bad)

Apr 30, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Wii remotes will not charge in the charging station

your wii remotes might have a shortage in them....i advise you to buy new or used remotes

Oct 02, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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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.

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.

Jan 11, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Wii docking station

try new (non chargeable) battery's and if they work then you have bad battery's, if they dont you have a problem with the remote or unit.

Jan 07, 2008 | Nintendo Wii Console

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