How to Install a Nintendo Wii

A few simple steps will help you quickly install your Nintendo Wii so you can spend more time playing games.


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You Will Need

  • 1 A Nintendo Wii console and cables
  • 1 A Nintendo Wii remote


  1. Step 1

    Decide if you want to store the console horizontal

    Decide whether you want to store the Wii console horizontally or vertically. Attach the console stand if you will store it vertically.

  2. Have at least 3 feet of space between where you will be playing and your TV.

  3. Step 2

    Connect the AV cables

    Connect the AV plug into the connector on the back of the console. Insert the colored plugs into the proper input connectors on your TV.

  4. Step 3

    Connect and mount the sensor bar

    Connect the sensor bar plug into the connector on the back of the console. Mount the sensor either on top of the TV or just below the TV screen.

  5. Be sure that the middle of the sensor bar is aligned with the center of the TV screen.

  6. Step 4

    Attach the AC adapter and plug it into an outlet

    Attach the DC part of the AC adapter to the back of the console. Plug the other end into a standard wall outlet. Press the Power button on the console to turn the Wii on.

  7. Step 5

    Synch the Wii remote

    Synch the Wii remote by pressing and releasing the Synch button located under the batteries. The lights on the remote will flash.

  8. Step 6

    Finish synching the remote

    Press and release the Synch button located under the panel on the front of the Wii. When the lights on the remote stop flashing, your remote has been synched. Now you're ready to play!

  9. Did you know? The original Nintendo Entertainment System was introduced in 1985.