About a year back, I went out and bought a third wiimote (an official nintendo one). This was pretty much exclusively for the guitar hero drums that I occasionally used. After I grew tired of it, the wiimote started collecting dust together with that drums. Fast forward to about a month ago. I was going on vacation with friends, and wanted to bring all my stuff. That's when I noticed that one wiimote didn't work. Assuming that the batteries must've ran out (still the original ones that came with the wiimote), I just replaced them. ...but those didn't work either. After switching the batteries and turning on the wiimote, the lights would flicker for just a second and then go out again. Pressing buttons afterwards don't do anything, unless you take the batteries out and put them back in again (in that case, it's once again just working for a few seconds). I tried multiple batteries, all of which I'm sure are full. I tried resynchronizing the wiimote more times than I can recall, but aside from the thing working up to an amazing five seconds before going off again, it didn't do anything. ...and of course, I couldn't find the receipt anymore (plus it'd probably be just out of guarantee period). So I decided to just suck it up. With all the pirating I'm doing, it's not like nintendo and me are even close to being up to par with each other (arrrrrr!!!). However, I never came around to actually throw the thing away. I probably should, but perhaps I'm missing something. So hence this thread: is there some way to get a non-responsive wiimote to work aside from switching batteries and/or resynching? Thanx for whatever response I might get.