I have 2 remotes that have worked fine until today. My cursor hand won't appear on the screen. I have tried to sync them many times and even unplugged the system multiple times. I used a digital camera and all lights are working on the sensor bar. Both have new batteries, I tried tapping them and still not connecting. Any ideas?
Here's what to do. I've had this happen many times.
1. Open up the SD Card compartment on the Wii.
2. Open up the battery cover on the remotes.
3. Press the red Sync button on the Wii, and then on one of the remotes.
4. Repeat for whatever remotes need synced.
This will make every remote act like the P1 remote. For temporary syncing, just go into the Home Menu and click Wii Remote Settings. Click on another option(it'll say to press 1 and 2) and follow the instructions.
I've tried everything on this post and everything that I could find online to resync my remote. Nothing works. It seems like there is a serious software/hardware issue with the wii console. Is there anyway to interface the system with an analogue controller? Obviously, it would be logical for the system to have this option but I can't seem to find a way around the wireless system. I have tried using a gamecube remote but it appears that it only works while a game accepting the analogue remote is open. I might have to send the console in to Nintendo for repairs or I could just scrap the system altogether. I keep having issues with the system. I usually have an issue (of some sort) once a month with this console.
IF ALL OF THE ABOVE FAILS:
1. Make sure all GAME DISCS are REMOVED from the wii system.
2. REMOVE all memory cards and gamecube controller inputs.
3. UNPLUG the Wii system's powers chord. reinsert after 20 seconds.
4. Now you should turn on the Wii system and at the black intro screen with white words,
Re-attempt the controller syncing process as listed above. This means pressing the both red sync buttons, one quick click each,
At the same time. (the wii remote has a sync button under the battery plate cover, and the wii system has a sync button in
the panel flap that opens up, right next to reset button.)
5. If all this fails. Repeat steps 3. And 4.
6 IF all all this fails, it is very likely your Wii is broken down in some way. you could take it to be repaired, but a complete
replacement will most likely be the easiest and cheapest option.
TO PREVENT FUTURE WII PROBLEMS:
1. Turn OFF your Wii after every use. The system WILL wear down quicker if left on constantly.
2. Keep your WII in a WELL VENTILATED area. Open back entertainment cupboards are great, but closed cupboards
Or drawers can allow the system to overheat.
3. REMOVE your game disc before shutting down your Wii, or before using a non-disc related application (such as the Nintendo store,Netflix,etc)
Thank you hampsteriod, the typical sync wasn't working. I think my problem was either the console needed to be unplugged or the game needed to be removed! But I know my son is happy as can be now that he can play on the Wii again!
Thanks hampsteriod. For me too sync was not working earlier. After your suggestion, I was able to sync. Today I had come to wii menu directly without properly exiting the game and I did it 2 times and it was my first time today exiting like this. Today first time I faced this issue in 3 yrs. I think exiting this way caused it.