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!
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.
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.
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 play...so...when 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
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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Have you checked the battery in your Wiimote? It seems like a very basic thing to do, but sometimes the wiimote might not hold a charge if you placed the batteries in incorrectly. If your Wiimote is showing a charge, then you may have forgotten to sync up your wiimote with your sensor bar.
Open the battery door to your Wiimote
You'll see a red button on the bottom of the opened hatch, it says SYNC.
Press that and the sync button on your Wii.
If that still doesn't work, check the connection of your wii sensor cable to your wii. Try pushing the cable in securely.
So for whatever reason, you have lost the use of your Wii sensor bar. Maybe the cat chewed it or you just moved and the kids are complaining they want to play a game and you have no idea what box it was put in. Either way, the sensor bar isn't as complicated as one might think. The bar is nothing more that a light of reference point. Simple. It has ordinary LED bulbs that emit a small light. The Wiimote's cameras pick up the light and with that, the Wii can figure out how the Wiimote is being held and how far you are ect. It's more than that but we're only talking about the sensor's job. With all that being said, you simply need a light reference point placed in the required position as the sensor bar. A number of things can be used from tiny lights or what I found was best, candles. Two tea light candles in place of the sensor bar 5-8 inches apart will work just fine. TRY IT FOR YOURSELF. Unlit, the Wiimote will not show on the tv screen. Light the candles and you now can enjoy your Wii again!!
Hope this helps :D
Lately after firmware updates or power loss the Wii will un-pair from the Wiimotes. Some players don't know how to solve this problem. They assume it is the Wii or the batteries in the Wiimote but when they switch them or power off the unit, this doesn't fix it. Reason is that the Wiimotes need to be re-paired (re-synced). This Tip will explain how to do this.
1) In the front of the Wii there is a door. Inside this door you will find the SD card slot. next to the SD card slot there is a RED button with the word "Sync" on it. This is used to put the Wii in bluetooth discovery mode.
2) Take the first remote and remove the battery cover. Below the batteries is a small Red dot button. This is the Wiimote's connection button. First turn on the Wii then press and hold the Wii's Sync button for a few seconds to initiate Discovery Mode. Press and hold the Wiimote's button for a few seconds until the "Player Number" lights on the bottom of the front of the remote blink. The connection is complete when the Wiimote's "Player 1" light goes solid and the Wii will advance to the menu.
3) To re-sync (re-pair) the additional Wiimote's. Repeat the process but this time leave the Wii turned on. With each remote the next player light should turn on. Do this until each remote is synced.
I am sure the wii manual have this info to read but just in case you dont have the manual:
First you need to sync the Wiimote to the Wii, in the batteries slot is a red button, and in the wii's SD slot is another red button, touch both buttons (dont need to touch both at the same time but dont wait too much between each one) and try again moving the wiimote to the screen and testing it.
If all the blue lights turn off maybe your batteries are dead.
Sometimes old batteries drop acid into your wiimote circuit and might damage the wiimote, that happens frequently with alkaline or carbon batteries so is good to buy the rechargeable ones.
If you have had the "battery" for a long time, it could be that it can no longer carry a charge. Rechargeable batteries' charge grow shorter over time. If you still use the Wii/Wii U regularly, I suggest rechargeable AA batteries+charger (If you don't have them already). AA batteries work in other devices so even if you stop using the Wii, the batteries will still work in remote controls, clocks, flashlights etc unlike a WiiMote Battery pack.
First you need to determine if the problem is your Wiimote, or your Wii's sensor bar. You can check to see if your Wiimote is transmitting to the bar by looking at it through a digital camera (this allows you to see the infrared light). Turn everything on and view the tip of the remote through the camera, if it lights up: it's working, if it doesn't: you may need a new wiimote. If it turns out your wiimote is working, then it probably means your sensor bar needs replacement. I think that is more likely (and less expensive)
The wii remote won't power up the Wii itself, or you can't get the wiimote to come on?
If it won't turn on the Wii, it may have to be synced with the system. Not really sure, though. But to sync it, take of the back of the wiimote(the battery cover) and open the little flap on the Wii. There should be red buttons in each. With both on(turn the wii on manually with the power button on the system), press both red buttons at the same time. Alternatively, you can go to the menu and sync wiimotes from there.
If the wiimote won't come on, make sure the batteries are new/charged.
Try this: Turn off your wii and unplug it. Wait a few seconds and plug it and turn it on. Open the cover in fron of the wii and push the red button for a few seconds. Now take the lid off the back of your wiimote and below the batteries there is a red button, press it and the leds that indicate what number player you are should start blnking. Press the red button on the wii again and now the light in the wiimote should stay on. Test your wiimote.
Ensure that your not too close and not too far from your TV, and make sure that your sensor bar is properly set atop (or below) the screen.
Aiming takes a minimal amount of movement once you get your cursor on the screen. Big motions are not necessary to move your sights around the screen - just little movements with the wrist. Once you find that sweet spot, you should get good experience with the Wiimote.
Finally, make sure the batteries in your sensor bar (if you are NOT using the one that came with your Wii) and the batteries in your remote are fully charged. To know if the batteries in your Wiimote are charged, the first time you press a button on the Wiimote after turning on your Wii, you'll notice that 1 to 4 of the blue LEDs will be blinking. If all four are blinking, the batteries are good. If only one blinks, time to replace them.
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If you remove the rechargable battery pack and put regular batteries back in, are you still having the same problem? If so, I would recommend returning the rechargable unit and replacing it.
For what it is worth, I've been using my Wii Fit board for nearly a month on 4 alkaline batteries and have not had any problems.
I recommend rechargeable NiMH batteries with a 15-minute quick charger. Always have four more batteries than you need in your machine, ie: if you have a Wii Fit, a Nyko Wireless Sensor Bar, and two Wiimotes, then you should have 16 batteries total (4 + 4 + 2 + 2 + 4 spare).