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My Wii sensor isn't able to pick up any of my controller's after i turn the console on. All my controller's are fully charged with new batteries but none are picked up by the sensor???

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The sensor bar really isn't a sensor at all. There are just 3 infrared LED lights on each side of the bar (you can see them if you look at them on the screen of a digital camera while the Wii is on). The bar just gives the controllers a reference point as to where the screen is.
The controllers actually communicate directly with the console. If the console won't recognize them, make sure there are fresh batteries and then

  1. Press the Power button on the Wii console to turn it on.
  2. Remove the battery cover on the back of the Wii Remote you wish to sync up, and press the SYNC button just below the batteries. The Player LED will blink.
  3. Open the SD Card Slot cover on the front of the Wii console and press the SYNC button on the inside of the compartment.
  4. When the Player LED blinking stops, the syncing is complete. The LED that is illuminated indicates the player number (1 to 4).
  5. Repeat for each Wiimote.


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