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My Wii has Error 003! What is wrong?

The Wii is a magnificent product that rarely has errors but there is one error that seems to be increasing in occurrence, Error 003.

This error is not from something that the innocent user or buys has done but what has been done to the product prior to purchase. That is as long as they did not do anything to modify it.

This error originated from Wiis purchased on ebay from South Korea. The error would occur when the system was connected to the internet and updated. This error was created by Nintendo to disable the modified Wiis.

These modifications are illegal. The specific modification to the South Korea was to change the region of the system to make it think that it is from Region 1 for the USA.

Once this error occurs, there is normally no fix for it. There is one thing you can try. Turn the system on then hold the RESET button down for about 5 seconds. If a menu system unlike anything you have seen before comes on, then you have a recovery system installed into the Wii. You will need to learn it to fix the problem.

Even if you fix it, there may not be a chance to make it work correctly. Even so, this site does not allow for help with illegal activity and so the help stops here.

Good luck

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error 003

Is this a Korean Wii? seems like a Wii update has been bricking moddified Wii consoles and also has hit a few non-modded consoles. If you had your Wii region changed then it was bricked from the upgrade. Currently no fix... (unless you live in the PI where they say they can fix it for P2000:
http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/classifieds+directory/q/wii+error+003+fix )

Jul 16, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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how to fix wii error 003

Error Code: 003 Please contact Consumer Service at 1-800-255-3700 for assistance.

Apr 09, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

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wii error code 003.

Fiend your solution direct from nintendo. Here is your solution....


Dec 30, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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how to repair error 003 on nintendo wii?

Here is what it says on nintendo sopport about your code. Good Luck.
Error Code: 003
Please contact Consumer Service at 1-800-255-3700 for assistance. We are open 6:00 am to 7:00 pm (Pacific Time), 7 days a week.

Nov 25, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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wii error:003

Where did you buy this Wii? Sounds like you have a hacked Wii. Try this: while holding down the reset button, turn on the power to the Wii. If a menu comes up then your wii is definitely hacked but it has a brick safety program to get you out of it. If nothing happens then you may be out of luck.
This might help :http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=182474&pid=2289240&st=0&#entry2289240

Oct 16, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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