Why doesn't my Nunchuck respond?

  1. Ug... My Nunchuck won't respond when I use it. For example, while on the Brawl Character Select Screen and have the Nunchuck in, the icon stays on the Wiimote-only icon, occasionally flashing to the Wiimote+Nunchuck icon, but then changing back. The weird thing is, sometimes when I unplug it a little bit, it will start working.

    The Wii Remote works fine, so VC and games like Sonic Secret Rings still works, but if I try to play something like Sonic Black Knight, it will start for a few seconds, then go to the "Plug in the Nunchuck" screen.

    And yes, it happens when I try with all my Nunchuck + Wiimote combos. I have 3 Nunchucks and 2 Wiimotes (don't ask).

    User Info: NintendoMatic

    NintendoMatic - 8 years ago

Top Voted Answer

  1. That is obviously a loose connection on the system end, unless your nunchucks are really beat up for some reason. That will likely require a repair by Nintendo, unless you want to try it yourself or know someone that can do those things. You could probably find a Wii unit pretty cheap and that might even be your best option.

    User Info: chaoyun2k

    chaoyun2k (Expert) - 1 year ago 1 0


  1. you should connect the Nunchuck so it can works

    User Info: DFire000

    DFire000 - 8 years ago 0 5
  2. That sounds like a loose connection between the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk. If you have this issue with all add-ons for that particular Wii Remote, then the remote's connector slot is probably messed up. If it's just that one Nunchuk, then it's probably the Nunchuk's connector plug itself that's messed up. Either way, try contacting Nintendo's technical support about this and see if they can repair the part that's messing up on you.

    User Info: Sky_Render

    Sky_Render - 8 years ago 0 0
  3. Try another nunchuck, if that doesn't work, it might be the WiiMote, try another WiiMote witha nunchuck, if that doesn't work then try blowing gently into the WiiMote plug. If THAT doesn't work, contact Nintendo

    User Info: AceAbsol

    AceAbsol - 7 years ago 0 0
  4. I have the same problem as you... I just try and tape it so it stays in. If you it gets loose again, just try and remove it a little with the tape still on. Works like a charm. Do just about all the sides.

    User Info: Rubyyoshi

    Rubyyoshi - 7 years ago 0 0

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