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Wii U Pro Controller Not Working

Okay so I've had a wii u pro controller for over a month, and its been working fine. Until an hour ago, when the wii u console froze, I had to unplug the console and replug it into the power outlet. When I turned the wii back on, the wii u pro controller stopped working. Although the wii u gamepad worked perfectly. It would still show a red light to indicate that it is charging, but I click a button on the controller and the 4 blue lights don't come on(like they usually do). So please can someone help me.

Update (01/02/2014)

#1 yes

#2 no

#3 yes

blue light battery level

red-charging

Problem is, only light on is red(won't work, tried charging, nothing happened)

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How do you do it how do you fix if it happens the samething happened to me

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My controller has the same problem, it says it's fully charged and syncs and turns on fine on the home screen. But as soon as I resume the game it unsyncs and turns off

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I have the same problem right now. Did you fix it?

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i have the same problem only it keeps me from using all controllers and wii motes except for the gamepad which works fine. but i had 6 controllers working fine now none of them work ever.. and i even did a step by step walkthrough with a Nintendo Technician and because it froze everytime after using the wii u system settings, he said the issue seems to be software, which then claimed i needed to pay 100dollars + shipping and handling to get it fixed, which is like nearly the price for a new system. isnt there a way to use my controllers again without paying nearly the same amount as it would be getting a brand new wii U

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i had quite an Annoying Problem with my Afterglow Controller, everytime someone pushed a button, the WiiU powered off.

But after resynchronizing it with the WiiU, it returned to working normally.

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There is a small hole on the back, to the right of the sync button and a visible screw.

Use a pin or something to press it in for like 10sec - it will reset the controller. Worked for me.

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I have an afterglow and it looks a little different, but I tried this trick, and it won't work for me. Anyone know the awncer?

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I think this a dead forum.

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i tried this like a million times. and i think it just resents the battery too

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A bit more info please?

- Have you charged it completely?

- If you press the SYNC button the the back, can another Bluetooth capable device (such as a PC or sometimes a phone) recognize the controller?

- Have you pressed the SYNC button on the controller followed by pressing it on the Wii U as well to see if it can connect?

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- The RED light indicates a drained or low battery. The ORANGE light indicates that the controller is charging.

- I don't think that the Wii U Pro Controller can indicate it's battery level with its four blue LED's (I might be wrong...)

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Yes i pressed the SYNC botton it didnt work

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1. Press the Synchro-Button on the Controller, so that it blinks.

2. Press the red Synchro-Button on the WiiU, so that it pairs again.

This Method worked, when my Afterglow-Controller turned my WiiU off, everytime someone tried to use it.

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1 of my pro controllers wont even blink not charging nor syncing my other 1 does charge and blinks yet dosent sync but my wii u remote still works i wonder why?

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Did you have a non nintendo screen protector on? We bought an "icon" brand screen protector. It worked at first the first couple days we had the Wii. The next day, the gamepad became completely unresponsive. After we tried what other people said, which was take the battery out. It worked a little bit. but the screen was jittering back and forth, we couldn't click on anything. Some of the buttons worked again but not all. after troubleshooting for 4 hours, we finally decided to take off the icon screen cover. WOW! Now it works perfectly. My husband had read that nintendo said other screen covers could mess up the Gamepad, and they weren't kidding.

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My suggestion is if you have anything non Nintendo, to stop using it and take it back.

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I had the same issue. What I found to be the fix after calling Nintendo was to turn the Wii U console on before the game pad'. As goofy as it sounds, this was my fix.

Hopefully that helps.

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You just need to reset your controller I had the same problem but then I reset my controller

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Is there an orange light and does it show it is charging. If so, charge it then wait until the battery finishes then press a button and it will work. It takes a long time to finish the battery. I have an afterglow pro controller and the same thing happened. I waited and it worked, I hope this will work for you as well.

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take a pin, hit the reset button on the back of the controller. then re hit the sync button on your wii u then rehit the sync button on the back of the controller . should fix your problum.

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When you push a button on a Wii-/WiiU-Controller, the 4 LEDs, used to show what player you are, tend to flash, indicating how much the Battery is charged.

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my controller is not turning on no matter how much icharge it.

so i went to eb games to fix it

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