Unable to Boot up the Wii U (Error Code 160-0103)

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  1. OverClocked64
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    I have recently purchased a used Wii U off of somebody (knowing that the system has a problem).

    So I plugged in the Wii U, boot it up, I see the Wii U logo for just a few seconds, but then the screen goes black for a few seconds and then it displays me the Error Code 160-0103 message like this:

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    (NOTE: I have not taken an image from the internet to display the issue, this is a picture I have taken of my Wii U upon booting up).

    Anyway, I have done my own research and found out that this bug is quite common for people who own a copy of Super Smash Bros for the Wii U (as the game could affect the operation software of the system). But after contacting the person who I have purchased off the Wii U, he told me that I have only played Mario Kart 8 and Just Dance 4 on the Wii U. So he has never played Super Smash Bros Wii U on his system.

    He also told me that the error came up upon trying to mod his Wii U. (So I am pretty sure he defected some important files on the operation system which caused this issue)!

    I was really hoping to know if somebody could guide me to this problem as I have tried looking everywhere on the Internet and I couldn't find anybody who related to my current problem.

    Honestly, any suggestions or help would be very appreciative :)
     
  2. godreborn

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    possible coldboot haxchi brick? u need to reflash the consoles if that's the case. u'll need ur otp and backup of ur NAND. I think u can use the otp only, so the otp is the most important thing to have.
     
  3. A Plus Ric

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    Isn't this the faulty nand chip code? If so, last I remember Nintendo has to fix it.
     
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    Wow did not expect any replies so soon! *this is the first time I am using this forum.

    @godreborn: What do you mean by reflashing the console? Can you go more into details with this? (I have never owned a Wii U in my life until I have gotten this broken system actually).

    @A Plus Ric: I am aware that I could simply ship the system to Nintendo, but I was hoping to first know if this issue can be fixable!
     
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    I don't know if that's the error code for cbhc brick, but I assumed it was when u said it only happened after the guy tried to mod his wii u whatever that means.
     
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    I wish that was the same problem :/
    I have already looked through that topic, but it seems like he doesn't have the same issue as me. (Similar, but not the same). In fact, mine is a lot worse. he at least can access some thing on his Wii U (like the menu screen). But, in my case, I can't access anything at all. Like it was stated: my Wii U just boots up with that error code.

    @godreborn: Well I mean that's what the seller told me: "I tried modding that Wii U and I ended up just getting an issue on the system". Again I am still curious about this suggestion "Reflashing your Wii U". You've mentioned it earlier and I was hoping to know if you could provide me details about it :)
     
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    @OverClocked64 if you have a backup NAND and OTP, then you can probably do what @godreborn has suggested. But I think it would take a hardware mod NAND flashing since you can't access your Wii U anymore. I'm assuming it's bricked.

    Again, can't you just return it and get a refund or something?
     
  9. OverClocked64
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    Well I get it is a tough issue to fix, but I mean I was just hoping to know if people couldve give me suggestions for this problem. Honestly. I don't expect an easy fix, but if I could manage to fix it, it would be amazing :)
     
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    afaik, not without the otp. return the system.
     
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    SLC has been overwritten, best would be du-No OTP...
    Ngh, we seriously need to find a way to request OTP from hardmod.

    Return the system and ask for refund.