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Battery Not Charging

My wii Rechargeable batter isn't charging. When I put the wiimote on overnight, and turn it on the next day, there's only one bar of power.
Please help!

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  • stingjc Aug 27, 2008

    Same for me. After placing my Wii remote on the charge station stand, the blue LED light (which indicates the Wii remote is charging) stays lit for approximately five seconds before turning off and returning to green even though my remotes are nowhere near fully charged.

  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2008

    i have the exact same problem....the says it it fully charged in about 3 seconds even though the batteries were fully drained! It does not connect via USB so that can't be the problem and it is clearly touching the rods because the light is turning on. I really don't want to get a new one

  • 2GameDorks Nov 02, 2008

    My daughter has the same problem. After a few sec. it says that it's fully charged but it's not. I got it for her less than a year ago. Nintendo sucks! I should of just forked up the extra cash and got her a ps3.

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    what did you do to wipe the green substance off?

  • aheathco Jan 08, 2009

    I put the remotes on the charge station and it almost immetely turns green signalling a ful charge. If I take them off and check the batter power it is in the red. The remotes often won't turn on at all and I have to open them up and take the battery in and out to get them to respond.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    The Light turns green after like 5 seconds, but the wii menu says it only has 1 bar of power

  • aheathco May 11, 2010

    I also notice the greenish build up on the contacts of the battery. Not sure how you were able to remove it though...

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    b_berkshire Jan 07, 2013

    This happenes when u dont drain the u dont play enough, how a the baterie works is it charges 2 sides and one side drains overtime and the other side doesn't so to drain thwe other side keep p;aying. just plug it in and when it turns to green taske it off and put it back on the stand do this for 1 hour and check to see if its charged.


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I had this same problem and searched on the web for answers.... I could not find an answer; just complaints. I tried something that solved the problem! I noticed a greenish buildup on one of the three metal contacts on the battery. I wiped the green stuff off then the battery charged as normal.

The problem I was having (to ensure we have the same problem) was that the wii indicated the battery was out of power. I would put the remote in the charger and the indicator light would turn blue to show it was charging. A few seconds later the light would turn green to indicate it was done charging and was full. However, the battery was still empty. This would occur even if I left the remote in the charge overnight.

With the fix I listed above, the batteries now work as normal!

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I have the solution to this!!! It was driving me crazy. When the battery goes totally dead, it won't recharge. What you have to do is get a 9 volt battery and two wires. Hold the wires on the battery terminals and tape the other ends to the +- terminals on the battery for about a minute. When you are done...put the batter into the remote and it should be charged enough to be chargeable again., Put it on the charger until fully charged.

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To get build up on any electronic device - especially batter contacts, gently take a pencil eraser to the contact. this will remove any oxidization on the contact and allow for a full contact. using liquid on electronics is always dangerous - and may or may not be effective.

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The same happens to me its from not playing enough so the batterie desn't drain. How a batterie works is that it charges 2 sides and one drains over time and the other only drains if u u put it on and after 5 min it turns from blue to green, just take it off the charger and put it back on, do this untill its charged. then msake sure u drain the batterie and not just plsy it once then walk away and use it again a month later or u will have to do this all over again hope I helped :D

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There are a few possibilities

1. if ur charger is connected to the usb port on the back of your wii, you need the power to be on, or put your wii on standby, (green or yellow power button light) to give power.

2. if thats not the problem, then the wiimote may not be connecting to the chargers metal bars, (where the back of the wiimotes metal parts have to touch the chargers metal parts. To help, take off the wii wrist strap so it can sit easily on the charger.

3.It may just be dodgy, return it to nintendo or the game store where you got it from and get a new one.

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If you have two remotes, switch the battery!

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(comment to solution 2): What did you use to wipe it off? I treid a paper towel, but that didn't do anything. Should I use a WET paper towel?

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