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How do I fix the Nintendo 3DS error code 003?

Published on April 12th, 2022

The Nintendo 3DS is a handheld game console produced by Nintendo. It was released in Japan on February 26, 2011, in North America on March 27, 2011, and in Europe and Australia on March 25, 2011. The console is the successor to the Nintendo DS, featuring backward compatibility with older Nintendo DS video games.

The Nintendo 3DS Error Code 003 is a problem that occurs when the 3DS system tries to access an unauthorized game or application. This error code can also occur if the 3DS system is unable to connect to the Internet.

1. Turn the system off and then back on

  1. Turn off the Nintendo 3DS by pressing the Power button.
  2. Remove the Nintendo 3DS battery.
  3. Insert the battery in the Nintendo 3DS in the correct orientation.
  4. Push the Nintendo 3DS power button back in.
  5. Hold down the L and R buttons on the Nintendo 3DS at the same time until the console powers on.
  6. Release the L and R buttons.
  7. Select "System Settings" from the main menu.
  8. Select "Power Settings" from the "System Settings" menu.
  9. Select "OFF" from the "Power Settings" menu.
  10. Select "ON" from the "Power Settings" menu.

2. If the problem persists, try using a different game card

  1. If you are using a Nintendo 3DS game card that is not specifically designed for the system, you may experience problems when trying to play games. Try using a different game card.
  2. If you are using a Nintendo 3DS game card that is specifically designed for the system, try using a different game card if the problem persists.
  3. If you are using a Nintendo 3DS system that is not registered with Nintendo Network Services, try registering the system with Nintendo Network Services.
  4. If you are using a Nintendo 3DS system that is registered with Nintendo Network Services, try restarting the system.

3. If the problem still persists, contact Nintendo customer service

If the problem still persists, contact Nintendo customer service in order to fix nintendo 3ds error code 003.