For Those Who Do Not Have a Working eShop

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Jun 7, 2011
  1. chris888222
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    I have the similar problem as I set my location as Singapore.

    But after advice from my gamestore online, I managed to fix it out.

    1. Go to settings -> other settings -> profile -> region settings

    2. Set to 'United States' or any other compatible region

    3. Set any state or none

    4. Load the eShop

    5. Before the first download, you need a zipcode. Go to google and search for any tax-free state (e.g. Alaska) and simply get one zipcode. Any one will do fine.

    You SHOULD be able to use the eShop now.

    Hope I helped [​IMG]
     


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    so glad mine worked

    least you can spoof it tho
     
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    Yup! Now I can at least heave a sigh of relief! [​IMG]
     
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    now i can finally enter the eshop,thanks [​IMG]
     
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    No problem. Haha [​IMG]
     
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    I know that trick but did any of you do it then use your credit card and if did it work .
     
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    I'm pretty sure the tax-free state part is tax fraud, but whatevs.
     
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    Yeah, it is, but I have friends who have done this on PSN for YEARS and never had trouble lol. [​IMG]
     
  9. Schizoanalysis

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    Won't work. They want the zip code of the card.

    You'll have to buy 3DS points cards (like me too).
     
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    If this actually works, I'll keep this pinned for a while.
     
  11. Schlupi

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    Gbatemp -- Promoting Tax Fraud like a Mother F***er. [​IMG]

    Yeah it works, confirmed. Just like they said keep in mind it'll cause issues connecting your Credit card and paying with it so just buy Nintendo Points cards.
     
  12. Schizoanalysis

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    Where can I get a US region 3DS points card?

    I live in Australia... [​IMG]
     
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    just have a friend in the States buy it for you and have them send the code?
     
  14. Schizoanalysis

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    Where can I get a US region friend?

    I live in Australia... [​IMG]
     
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    Just to tell you that I'm using an American 3DS in France, and I just used my credit card on the e-shop whithout any problems.
     
  16. chris888222
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    you can get those from play-asia. [​IMG]
     
  17. Schizoanalysis

    Member Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    But they asked me for a zip code... I can't give my Australian zip code, it is not the same length.
     
  18. L_o_N_e_R

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    did you try first?


    if you're willing you can pay me over paypal and i can get you a prepaid code

    although i wouldnt know if they will charge me tax for it, so be prepare to play slightly more than 20

    also i have finals this week so if you want to do that then it'll have to wait until next week
     
  19. Schizoanalysis

    Member Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    I'll try it.

    They say they want the zip code to check it against the credit card billing address zip code, but maybe they don't check it.


    I used the same credit card to buy Japanese DSi points, they did not need a zip code then.
     
  20. philip

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    Because of the region lock, I cannot find US on the list - Only England, Russia, New Zealand ....

    I have tried all of them - The eShop doesn't work at all on 7 June!! [​IMG]

    Should the eShop all well prepared working for any region or country before having the 3DS firmware updated??

    What is happen here? Why just US region works??? [​IMG]
     

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