I just turned on my wii for the first time. The first thing it wanted was for me to press 'A' on the remote, which I did, it made a "bonk" noise, then went to the language selection screen.
At this point, I cannot seem to proceed. No buttons select a language, and I cannot even highlight other languages besides english. I'd suspect 'A' would accept, but it does not--it simply does nothing. The power button works on the remote, and when I leave it sitting idle and the screen goes dark, pressing buttons on the remote does make it bright again. Therefore it is properly synced, the batteries functional, and the machine can receive the signal. However, I cannot figure out how to actually accept the selected language, and so I'm stuck.
I've tried every button, every combination of buttons, the nunchuck, holding them for long (and short) durations, waving the remote around, and still nothing works. Rebooting does not help either.
Any ideas how to get past this? I like to think I'm not stupid, but things like this raises my doubts sometimes.
Thanks for any help...