Question about Nintendo Wii Rock Band Guitar for Wii

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Replaced dogle on wii rock band II. light blinking on usb and guitar tried sync with white button on guitar and button on dogle new batteries in guitrar.

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  • Terry Barckholtz Sep 01, 2010

    The first dongle blinked along with the guitar no sync. Then no light on dongle only. In google this issue pointed to the dongle. I went and borrowed a working dongle from a friend. New dongle blinks just like the first with the guitar. I have tried what I think every possible order ie turn on wii insert dongle push dongle botton turn on guitar (new batteries) push white sync button on guitar. Blue button on dongle... Still both blinking. Tried sync with red button under the door on wii unit. no avail. drums and mic are fine. Guitar hero fine... different system of course. Now what.

  • Terry Barckholtz Sep 01, 2010

    nope no second guitar for the blue tooth only guitar hero. I suppose I should have brought his guitar but it was the dongle that did no light... understand

  • Terry Barckholtz Sep 01, 2010

    Sorry but I had all that info before I decided to pay for a solution. Did you receive my last two comments? I did replace the dongle. When the light when out on the first dongle would you have replaced the guitar... I am certain you would have done the same replace the dongle... now what?

  • Terry Barckholtz Sep 01, 2010

    I was not rating you negatively. I just had hoped that after all the running around trying to fix this for my son, perhaps I had overlooked something simple. It happens. If you recall I had replaced the dongle and even though the new one had lights (where the other just quit blinking) you might have some answers that may fix the problem. Who would think two dongles the old and the new would both be faulty. Thanks for trying

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To sync the guitar to your Wii, plug the white dongle into one of the Wii’s USB ports first. Press down the guitar icon button until it flashes blue. Press and hold the sync button on the dongle and then press and hold the sync button beneath the whammy bar on the guitar. The Wii will then assign the guitar to one of the open controller profiles and you can start playing.

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Make sure your Wii is off.
1.) Connect the Rock Band USB Hub to the back of the Wii (Source). It should have four USB ports. It’s common that people miss it in the huge box since the USB Hub is very small.
2.) Connect all instruments’ wires and wireless connector for the Guitar.
3.) Turn on the Wii (Your drums should be connected and the Microphone will work in the game as long as a Wii Remote is on)
4.) If it hasn’t connected when you’ve started the game, press the guitar sync (the button that has a blue flashing circle when pressed) and then the guitar’s USB (the small white box that has a small button and a blue light that flashes. When the light stops blinking and stays blue, you should be good to go.
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If you have done all this properly and lights still blinking then problem is either with guitar or the dongle.First try will dongle.But dongle is not provided spare.So if you have anyone who can provide you his dongle then try it with his dongle and check.If the problem is same with other dongle too.Then the guitar is not functioning.But to confirm this try your dongle with your friends guitar and see if its working.If its working then your guitar is not supporting.But if the same lights blink in your friends guitar with your dongle connected then the dongle is faulty.So connect new dongle and see.In some cases the new dongle directly does not gets detected by other guitar so try connecting it few more times then check it should work.
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Hope this helps.Keep updated.Thanks.

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Do you have a 2nd guitar you can attempt to sync with the dongle? First we need to figure out if it is the dongle that is malfunctioning or the guitar. Please follow up with a comment and i will be glad to help

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    Nathan Ayers Sep 01, 2010

    Give me a little while to go through fixya's database and see what i can find to help you solve your problem.

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    Nathan Ayers Sep 01, 2010

    Sounds like the dongle has gone bad i have extensively researched on the internet and our database to find that this is a problem lots of people have faced. Only to have to get new ones from EA. here is a thread on rockband website with a 100 people who all have the same problem. i know thats not what you want to here. But if you just purchased the dongle this could be the problem. Everything i have read seems to work for some and then work for none. But are the drums and microphone able to connect?and just the guitar doesnt connect cause this seems to be what alot of people have.

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    Nathan Ayers Sep 01, 2010

    well there is nothing that anyone can do for you unless you know how to solder micro components. Everyone will tell you the exact same thing. And if you know its broken why would you come on fixya and ask what the problem is. That really doesnt make any sense now does it. So your here paying for a 2 dollar question to rate experts negatively when they tell you what the problem is. Thats pretty messed up.

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Sep 01, 2010

    lemme know if you can solder micro components and if you can ill tell you what you can solder in the dongle to make it work. But if you cant you will just damage the thing beyond repair for anyone.

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