The Enigma of 105-3102

Discussion in 'Wii U - Nintendo Network' started by RunicLady, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. RunicLady

    RunicLady Newbie

    Oct 6, 2013
    United States
    Hello friends. I recently posted a related topic in the Wii U Hacking Board:

    If it's really too hard to click a link and read it, here is a basic rundown:

    I have been getting error 105-3102 from trying to connect to the eShop or update my Wii U. Various attempts at fixes through my internet configuration did not solve it. I had called Nintendo and they told me that the error was caused by 'tampering' with the Wii U console.

    It's been suggested that I format my Wii U to see if that works. If not, sell the Wii U for parts and just cut my losses. Nintendo told me they will not even look at it if it's modded. I'm looking pretty boned right about now...

    After searching the forums here, I've found these other instances of this error:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Google is not yielding any results either. All that I find on Google are articles about Japanese Consoles having the error and receiving a patch for it, but those articles are old and state that the error has not been seen elsewhere.

    I've spoken with some users on Miiverse who have also said they have been getting the error and have yet to find a solution.

    My conclusion is that this is a relatively isolated error that may or may not have to do with Virtual Wii Modding.

    So isolated that my very recent other topic about the subject got 0 replies, but nearly 200 views. A few handfuls of people getting the error and, like me, searching all over for a solution?

    Let's find one you guys!


    I'm considering formatting my Wii U. I've seen some people say that it works, and others say that it does nothing. I'm thinking that I want to wait a little longer to see if anything new develops before giving it a go, as I really don't want to lose all of my saves and installed games. Though I've also been told that if I want Nintendo to look at my Wii U, I would HAVE to format it to remove all traces of hacking.

    But formatting it wouldn't even do that, would it?

    I've looked in to (a little bit anyway) the process of virginizing a Wii console. However, it seems very dangerous, and I'm not seeing any guides for Wii U virginizing.
  2. Ray Lewis

    Ray Lewis Banned

    Dec 30, 2012
    United States
    Let me offer this. Another solution is to HOPE and wait for it to be hacked. IF you could sign/install an eMMC read/update for the Wii U then in THEORY you could downgrade and/or upgrade. If my hardware ideas for backing up (much like the 3ds is doing) were actually gaining interest and went somewhere then I could imagine this being repairable SHORT of some hardware error. ALSO, let me think "Outside of the box" even more.

    If a game has a NEWER update, that COULD allow you to update and HOPEFULLY bypass this. As it is, I don't know if you have the newest update (came out early October). This COULD be a way to get around this error (or you wait for some newer update which could be a while). The game update might be THE way to go. If that does not work, short of the hacking, you are f ed. I hate starting threads then seeing people ignore them. MAYBE something helps out here. They both require patience though.
  3. RunicLady

    RunicLady Newbie

    Oct 6, 2013
    United States
    Thanks for your input.

    I actually didn't consider the idea of a game disc having an update loaded onto it. I know that the Wii did that a lot- requiring a system update before the game was playable from the disc. I'm thinking that it MIGHT work.

    The reality is, the update doesn't even start downloading- I get an error while the screen is on 'checking for updates'. It almost makes me think that Nintendo has some kind of check for the Homebrew Channel or cIOS. But then that begs the question- why is this error seemingly not so wide-spread? From posts of browsed around here, a lot of people have got the most recent update just fine.

    As for the first part of your post, I'll be honest- I don't know much about hacking or system architecture. In fact, I am clueless about software architecture. I can code and program simple games or scripts, but my goodness, that feels like pre-school compared to system modding. I have a lot of respect for the folks who write these hacks and exploits, and I don't want to be one of those people who complains and begs for x but does nothing to help for it.

    I think you're totally right that I should be patient at this point- maybe it has nothing to do with HBC and Nintendo will eventually release a patch, or maybe I can get the updates some other way in the future.

    I do have one other thing that I am not understanding at all. I referenced this post in the topic post:

    The user there says that they sent in their console to Nintendo after formatting it, and they ended up going through with the repair. I was under the impression that there isn't a way to remove all traces of soft-modding, and that Nintendo can/will notice and not work on your console no matter what.

    That post seems to contradict that, and I'm wondering if I'm missing some step.
  4. worm28

    worm28 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 2, 2013
    United States
  5. slingblade1170

    slingblade1170 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 15, 2009
    United States
    These errors are not from vWii hacks, I've had multiple errors trying to download/install system and game updates and all seem to be due to packet loss during the download. The only fix for my download/install errors is I have to take my Wii U to my brother's house to download any update larger than 200mb. Your issue seems to be a bit different so you could try changing your DNS to and secondary to, that seem to help quite a few people with errors.

    DO NOT FORMAT YOUR WII U! Its more than likely a waste of time.
  6. Randamin

    Randamin GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 1, 2010
    United States
    Laredo, TX
    If only the Wii U allowed updates to be installed from a USB drive like the Sony consoles.
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