Controller Setup
How to Hold the Controller
How to hold the controller depends on whether you are using the Wii Remote by itself or in combination with other accessories.
Note: Always refer to the instruction manual for each controller that you use.
Preparing the Wii Remote
and Nunchuk
  1. Feed the wrist strap cord through the connector hook on the Nunchuk plug as shown in the diagram.
  1. With the wrist strap cord fed through the connector hook, insert the Nunchuk plug into the external extension connector on the Wii Remote.
  1. Put your hand through the wrist strap, grasp the Wii Remote firmly, and adjust the strap lock.
Note: If your strap lock has a lock lever, press the lock lever down until you hear a click. This will prevent the strap lock from loosening.
  1. Hold the Nunchuk with your other hand.
Synchronising your Wii Remote with the Wii console
This procedure allows the Wii Remote to communicate with the Wii console.
There are two different modes of synchronising (synching) a Wii Remote with your Wii console.
Standard Mode – The Standard Mode procedure is used when adding additional Wii Remotes to your Wii console or if you want to re-synchronise your original Wii Remote. Once synchronised, the Wii Remote will stay synched to the Wii console unless you overwrite this setting by synching the Wii Remote to a different Wii console.
One Time Mode – This mode allows you to temporarily use your Wii Remote on a Wii console other than your own or to use a friend’s Wii Remote on your Wii console. It does not delete the Standard Mode setting stored in the Wii Remote. In this mode, the Wii Remote will only communicate with the Wii console while the power is on. When the power is turned off, the Wii Remote will lose its synch with the Wii console.
Note: Only a Wii Remote in Standard Mode can turn the Wii console power on or off.
Note: Make sure you have placed batteries in the Wii Remote.
Standard Mode Synchronisation
  1. Press the POWER Button on the Wii console to turn it on.
  2. Open the SD Card slot cover on the front of the Wii console.
  3. Remove the battery cover from the Wii Remote.
  4. Press underneath the battery cover of the Wii Remote briefly, and release it. Then press on the inside of the SD Card slot compartment briefly, and release it. The Player LEDs will blink during the synching process. When the blinking stops, the connection is complete.
This procedure must be followed for each additional Wii Remote added to your Wii console.
  1. Close the SD Card slot cover on the Wii console and replace the battery cover on the Wii Remote.
One Time Mode Synchronisation
Note: This mode temporarily removes Standard Mode synchronisation setup for all Wii Remotes until the power of the Wii console is turned off. When the power is turned back on again, the Standard Mode settings will return.
  1. Press on a Wii Remote that is synchronised with the Wii console.
  2. Select the Wii REMOTE SETTINGS option from the HOME Menu, then select the RECONNECT option.
  1. Press and simultaneously on the Wii Remote that you want to synchronise with the Wii console. The order in which you synchronise Wii Remotes will set the player order for multiplayer games.
  1. The Player LEDs will blink during the synching process. When the blinking stops, the connection is complete. See the following diagram for a description of what the blinking indicates.
During the synching process, the number of LEDs that blink show the battery life of the Wii Remote that is being synchronised.
After the synching process, the LED that is lit shows the player number for that Wii Remote.
IMPORTANT: If your Wii Remote loses its synchronisation with the Wii console and you are unable to re-synch it, review “6. Synchronising your Wii Remote with the Wii console” in the Wii Operations Manual – System Setup.
Neutral Position Reset Feature
If the buttons or sticks on a Nunchuk, Classic Controller, or Nintendo GameCube Controller are moved out of neutral position (see below) when the power is turned on, or when connecting to the Wii Remote (if applicable), that position will be set as neutral position, causing incorrect game control during game play. To reset neutral position for these controllers, do the following:
  • Nunchuk
    Take your thumb off the Control Stick and simultaneously hold down , , and on the connected Wii Remote for approximately three seconds.
The neutral position is where no control sticks are tilted and no buttons are being pressed, as shown:
Neutral position for the Nunchuk
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