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See Chapter 3 for more on synchronizing Remotes. ߜ SmartDigital card slot: Used for memory-expanding SD cards. Note this slot is hidden by a protective white cover. See Chapter 8 for more on inserting and using SD cards with the Wii and Chapter 16 for how to pick out an SD card. ߜ Eject: Press this button to remove the disc currently in the disc slot. ߜ Game disc slot: This is where both Wii and GameCube game discs are inserted. Make sure the shiny side of the disc is facing down (if the system is in its horizontal position) or to the left (if the system is standing vertically).
Make sure the positive and negative sides of the batteries line up with the instructions printed on the inside of the Remote. Replace the battery cover. 21 22 Part I: The Basics The Wii Remote goes through regular alkaline batteries like a child tearing through wrapping paper on Christmas morning. Consider investing in some rechargeable batteries to keep your Remote going through extended play sessions. See Chapter 16 for more on rechargeable battery packs and chargers designed specifically for the Wii Remote.
Plugging it in Unlike the Wii Remote, the Nunchuk (yes, it really is spelled that way) is not wireless. Fortunately, you don’t have to tether the optional controller to the 43 44 Part I: The Basics system itself — you just have to plug it in to the bottom of the wireless Wii Remote, as shown in Figure 3-9. If the Wii Remote is on and connected to the system, the Nunchuk is detected automatically as soon as it’s plugged in. Note that there is a clear plastic tab on the back of the Nunchuk connector, used to thread the thin portion of the Wii Remote wrist strap.