Wii Support

  • Connecting the AC Adapter
    1. Insert the DC plug on the Wii AC Adapter cord into the DC input connector on the back of the console.
    2. Insert the AC plug into a standard 230-240 volt household electrical outlet.

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    CAUTION: Please also refer to the Health and Safety information which can be found in the Wii Operations Ma­nual System Setup

    • TV and Audio/Video Settings

      TV and Audio/Video Settings

      After you have completed all steps of the setup procedure and are ready to use the Wii system, you will need to set the appropriate 'AV, input, select' setting for your TV, VCR or other audio equipment.

       

      1. Turn ON the power for your TV and any audio equipment connected to your gameplay setup and the power on the Wii console.
      2. Select the correct input setting for your TV (see Input Select Information below).
      3. The Wii Menu should appear on the TV screen. See the Channel section of the Operations Manual for more information on this feature. If the Wii Menu screen does not appear, check to make sure your input setting is correct and review the Troubleshooting information by clicking here.
    • Input Select Information

      Input Select Information

      The input select allows you to switch between the different inputs on your TV or VCR. Manufacturers of TVs and VCRs use different names and locations for 'input select'. The common names for the input select are: input, select, input select, line, line in, source, in, EXT, and AUX. Consult your TV or VCR instruction manual for details.

      Locate the input select for the component that the Wii AV Cable is connected to (either the TV or VCR). The most common locations for input select are:

      • A button on the front of the TV or VCR.
      • A button on the remote control.
      • A high-numbered or low numbered channel (92, 99, 00, or 02) on the TV or VCR.
      • An on-screen menu selection.
    • Connecting to a TV

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      1. Insert the AV Mul­ti Out plug on the Wii AV Cable into the AV Multi Out connector on the back of the console.
      2. Insert the RCA plugs on the Wii AV Cable into the input connectors on the TV, VCR or other audio equipment.

      IMPORTANT: The Wii console will not work with any AV cable other than the model supplied with your Wii system or the component AV cable listed below.

       

      NOTE: For higher quality video, you may purchase the Wii Component AV Cable (sold separately). Before purchasing, check to make sure your TV has component video inputs.

    • Sensor Bar Connection

      Connecting the Sensor Bar

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      1. Insert the Sensor Bar plug into the Sensor Bar connector on the back of the console.
      2. The Sensor Bar can be placed either above or below your TV screen. Decide which option best fits you and click the image below for additional set up help, including mounting the Sensor Bar and proper alignment.
    • Mounting the Sensor Bar Above the Screen

      Mounting the Sensor Bar Above the Screen

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      1. Remove the protective film from the foam pads on the bottom of the Sensor Bar.
      2. For additional stability, you can add adhesive backed foam tape from the supplied sheet.
      3. Mount the Sensor Bar to the top of the TV.

      For optimum performance:

       

      • The front of the Sensor Bar should be aligned close to the front of the TV.

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    • Mounting the Sensor Bar Below the Screen

      Mounting the Sensor Bar Below the Screen

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      1. Remove the protective film from the foam pads on the bottom of the Sensor Bar.
      2. For additional stability, you can add adhesive backed foam tape from the supplied sheet.
      3. Mount the Sensor Bar to the front edge of the surface the TV is sitting on. Do not place the Sensor Bar below the surface that the TV is sitting on; for example, on shelves below the TV.

      For optimum performance:

       

      • The front of the Sensor Bar should be aligned close to the front of the surface that the TV is sitting on.

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      • The centre of the Sensor Bar should be aligned with the centre of the TV.

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      Important Note: If you have not already done so, be sure to set the Sensor Bar option in the Wii console's System Setting to 'Above TV' or 'Below TV' to match your setup. This setting is important to ensure a proper response when using the Wii Remote. Place the cursor over the option that reflects how you have your Sensor Bar setup (above or below the screen) and press the A Button. Select 'Confirm' to save the selection.

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      Communication between the Wii Remote and the Sensor Bar may be improved in some situations by mounting the Sensor Bar on the Sensor Bar stand; for example, if the TV is sitting on the floor.

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      1. Remove the protective film from the foam pads on the bottom of the Sensor Bar stand.
      2. For additional stability, you can add adhesive backed foam tape from the supplied sheet. These can be applied to both the top and bottom of the stand.

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      1. If you are using the extra foam tape, remove the protective film from the piece on the top of the Sensor Bar stand.
      2. Attach the Sensor Bar stand to the Sensor Bar, aligning the pegs on the stand with the holes in the bottom of the Sensor Bar.
      3. Mount the Sensor Bar stand to:
        a. the front edge of the surface the TV is sitting on, or
        b. to the top of the TV.
      4. Do not place the Sensor Bar stand below the surface that the TV is sitting on; for example, on shelves below the TV.
        Be sure to:
        a. Align the centre of the Sensor Bar with the centre of the TV.
        b. Align the front of the Sensor Bar with the front edge of the TV, or with the front edge of the surface that the TV is sitting on.
    • Wearing the Wrist Strap

      Wearing the Wrist Strap

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      • Place your hand through the wrist strap and hold the remote firmly in your hand.

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      • Slide the strap lock up so that the strap will not fall off your wrist. Do not over tighten the strap lock so that it's uncomfortable. It should just be tight enough to hold the wrist strap in place.

    • Setup of the Wii Remote

      The remote uses AA batteries. Nintendo recommends high quality alkaline batteries for best performance and longevity of battery life.

      Installing Batteries­

      1. Remove the battery cover on the back of the Wii Remote and insert two AA batteries.
      2. Be sure to insert the minus (–) end first when inserting new batteries, and remove the plus (+) end first when replacing the batteries.
      3. Replace the battery cover.
    • Synchronising Your Wii Remote with the Wii Console

      Synchronising Your Wii Remote with the Wii Console

      This procedure allows the remote to communicate with the console. The Wii Remote included with your Wii system has been synchronised with your console at the factory.

      There are two different modes of synchronising (syncing).

      STANDARD MODE – The Standard Mode procedure is used when adding additional Wii Remotes to your system or if you want to re-synchronise your original remote. Once synchronised, the remote will stay synced to the console unless you overwrite this setting by syncing the remote to a different console.

      ONE TIME MODE – This mode allows you to temporarily use your remote on a console other than your own or to use a friend's remote on your console. It does not delete the Standard Mode setting stored in the remote. In this mode, the remote will only communicate with the console while the power is on. When the power is turned off the remote will lose its sync with the console.

      Only a Wii Remote in Standard Mode can turn the console power ON or OFF.

    • Standard Mode Synchronisation

      Standard Mode Synchronisation

      NOTE: Make sure you have placed batteries in the Wii Remote.

       

      1. Press the Power button on the Wii console to turn it on.
      2. Remove the battery cover on the back of the remote and press the SYNC. button inside the cover. The Player LEDs 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, connection is complete. The LED that is illuminated indicates the player number.

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      This procedure must be followed for each additional Wii Remote added to your system.

    • One Time Mode Synchronisation

      One Time Mode Synchronisation

      NOTE: This mode temporarily removes the Standard Mode synchronisation setup for all 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 the HOME Button on a remote that is synchronised with the console.
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      2. Select the Wii Remote Settings option from the Home Button menu, then select the Reconnect option.
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      3. Press the 1 and 2 Buttons simultaneously on the remote that you want to synchronise with the console.
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        The order in which you synchronise remotes will set the player order for multiplayer games.

      4. The Player LEDs will blink during the syncing process. When the blinking stops, the connection is complete. The number of LEDs that blink indicates the remaining battery life.

    • Wii Remote Jacket

      wii_remote_jacket.jpgNintendo is committed to ensuring an innovative and unique game play experience on the Wii. To help players adapt to this new style of play and provide additional protection we have created a protective cover for the Wii Remote - the "Wii Remote Jacket".

      ­We recommend to fit the "Wii Remote Jacket" to the Wii Remote in order to enhance your grip and ­provide additional protection if the Wii Remote is accidentally thrown or dropped during game play.

      The "Wii Remote Jacket" is being offered free of charge to all Wii owners.

      To request a "Wii Remote Jacket", contact NINTENDO CUSTOMER SERVICE on (03) 9730 9822 Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST)

      Please have your Wii console serial number ready when you phone.

       

    • Wii Remote Wrist Strap Replacement Details

      Nintendo is offering to replace the original version of the wrist straps for the Wii Remote with a newer version. We have received some reports that when consumers swing the Wii Remote with the original version of the wrist strap using excessive force and accidentally let go, the cord connecting the controller to the wrist strap can break, potentially causing the Wii Remote to fly across the room. Because some of the Wii consoles shipped in early December utilise the original version of the wrist strap, you will need to determine which version of the wrist strap you have before requesting a replacement. Please see the diagram below to determine if you have the original version of the wrist strap. If your Wii Remote already has the new version of the wrist strap it is not necessary to replace it. The newer wrist strap is thicker than the original version.

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      To request a replacement wrist strap, contact NINTENDO CUSTOMER SERVICE on (03) 9730 9822 Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST).

       

  • USB Hub

    Connecting more than two peripheral devices to a Wii console simultaneously

    The Wii console has 2 USB ports. Please use a commercially available USB hub (*) when connecting 3 or more peripheral devices, such as the Wii LAN adapter, a USB keyboar­d, the Wii Speak accessory and other peripheral devices at the same time.

     

    There are two kinds of USB hubs, those powered from a USB port (bus-powered type) and those powered from a household socket, using an AC adapter (self-powered type). Both types may be used with the Wii console. However, in case of the bus-powered type, there is a chance that multiple USB peripheral devices may not function properly since they are powered directly from the Wii console’s USB port.

     

    Please note that the Wii LAN adapter needs to be connected directly to the Wii console’s USB port or to a self-powered USB hub. However, it cannot be connected to a bus-powered USB hub.

     

    Please use this comparison sheet as a reference when using bus-powered and self-powered USB hubs.

     

      Bus-Powered Type Self-Powered Type
    Power source from AC AdaptorNoYes

    Power source from Wii console

    YesNo

    Will multiple peripheral devices properly function when connected to the USB hub?

    ProbablyYes

     

    * Nintendo has not licensed any makes of commercially available USB hubs for use with the Wii console. Accordingly, Nintendo cannot guarantee that they will all be compatible with the Wii console. However, without wishing to make any particular recommendation, Nintendo can confirm that it has tested the Premium 4-Port USB hub manufactured by Logitech and that it appears to function properly.

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