Fixing error NEWS000006

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If you’re getting error NEWS000006 consistently, deleting the SYSCONF should fix it. Occasionally the error can be caused by a server problem, since the error technically means that it received invalid data, but that is very rare.

NOTE: Following this tutorial will erase all messages on your Wii Message Board (backup /title/00000001/00000002/data/cdb.vff if you want to keep it). It will also make you perform initial setup for your Wii again. You will not lose channels or save games.

What you need


  1. Extract the zip to /apps/ on your SD card or USB drive.
  2. Launch WiiXplorer.
  3. Go to Start -> Settings -> Boot Settings -> Enable NAND write access and then select Yes for both dialogues that appear on the screen.
  4. Press Back until you have reached the file explorer screen.
  5. Select the tiny blue SD Card icon, then select NAND.
  6. Navigate to shared2 -> sys.
  7. Hover over SYSCONF and press the + button and select Delete.
  8. Reboot your Wii and perform the first time setup (don’t worry, your saves and channels are all intact).

Try to launch the News Channel.

If you get NEWS/FORE000002 after deleting the SYSCONF file, perform a connection test to fix it.

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