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Error 003 occurs when a system menu, 4.2 or higher, from a different region gets installed onto a Korean Wii.
You probably have a US version system menu and most likely a hacked wii.

After you connected to the Internet did you accept a system upgrade from Nintendo? This may be the problem.

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're console is definitely bricked (a bricked wii becomes inoperable).

One solution is this but it's kinda difficult: difficult solution
Another solution might be to return it and get your money back or send it to Nintendo or query them at their site about this.
Another thing you can do it follow a professional guide that can fix your 003 error. Click here for more information.

Posted on May 22, 2011

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