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Problem with wii controller charger

I was given a charger for Christmas that charges both my wii remotes. I haven't even had a chance to use the remotes, but today I noticed that the left slot of the charger was glowing a bright blue. When I took the remote out to use it, it didn't work, and it was very warm to the touch. When I took the battery door off, I saw that the battery pack was scorched. I guess I'm lucky that I didn't have a fire because of it. I replaced the battery pack with regular batteries, but now my wii remote won't work. I threw away all the paperwork that came with the charger. Any advice? I think I have the receipt and I might be able to take the charger back to Walmart, but that won't replace my remote that was damaged because of it.

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  • jazzmine12 Feb 04, 2008

    The charger unit I received is a double charger - charges two remotes at a time. The charger unit came with two battery packs, which is what I installed in my two controllers. The battery packs are self-contained, so they can't leak. The battery pack that came from the damaged controller has a small burn mark on it. I guess it got too hot in the charger. Sounds like a defect with the charger to me.

  • Slowski62 Aug 25, 2008

    Purchased a total WII package including the double recharger April 2008. Prior to first use we charged batteries per instructions. All working fine until low battery message appeared on a remote. Placed remote in charger and nothing lite up. Seems as though the charger is not receiving a current or battery packs are not getting a connection. Used other outlets and still nothing happens even after wiping metal connections. Any suggestions?

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Sounds like you broke your remote to me. did the batteries leak on your remote? If so, try to clean the contacts on the remote (the spring on one side and the flat one on the other). You may need to use a nail file to scrape off the gunge.

Now, why did this happen? Did you put rechargable batteries in your wiimote before you put it on the charger? And if so, did yo put the CORRECT TYPE of rechargables? There's a big difference between nickle cadmium (Ni-CD), Nickle Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), and Rechargable Alkaline. Putting the wrong type of battery, or a non-rechargable battery into the wrong recharger causes leaking, explosion and fire... as the charger and the batteries warn you of all over.

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