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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.

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