Pre-paid cards and Region lock

Discussion in 'Wii U - Nintendo Network' started by Holon_zz, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Holon_zz
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    Holon_zz Newbie

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    Hi!
    I had this problem today, my Wii U was purchased in USA, but I'm currently living in México.
    So, since it was easier for me, I bought a $20 Nintendo prepaid code card from eBay to be able to buy games from the eShop.

    When I enter the code I get this error:
    Error code 107 3110:
    "The activation code cannot be used with your current country setting."

    Then I changed the system country setting to USA and got this message:
    Error code 102 2502:
    "Online features cannot be used because the country settings on the Wii U console and Nintendo Network ID do not match.
    Check the Wii U System Settings to ensure that your country of residence has been selected under country settings.

    If the country setting is correct, create a new user on the Wii U and link it to a Nintendo Network ID that is valid in your country of residence."

    I know it has to do with the NNID, but is there some way to set the country of residence to USA, like creating a new user or something like that?
    I haven't bought anything from the eShop before, so I'm kinda puzzled here.

    Is there something I can do to make this code work?
     
  2. Yepi69

    Yepi69 Vivid and busy gamer

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    Contact Nintendo so they can probably give you a new code to suit that location?
     
  3. jowan

    jowan GBAtemp Regular

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    Are you in the adding funds tab or are you in the redeeming?
     
  4. Holon_zz
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    Holon_zz Newbie

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    Sorry, I was redeeming, anyways I just had to create another user with my USA address and problem solved. XD