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Not recognizing controllers

Bought new controllers , batteries and charging system. Now Wii console will not recognize contoller.

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I can not get the new controller to work with the system. Is there a trick?



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You need to sync the controllers. Open the batter compartment on the wii controller and push the red button. Also open the little compartment on the front of the wii and there is a red button there too. Push it. The wii remote will sync. Do this for each one you want to add.

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