If you’re getting error NEWS/FORE000006, usually it means “invalid data”. It could be something on our end, but try waiting a few minutes then try again.
If the error code still remains, the time on your Wii might be incorrect, confusing the Channels. These instructions might be worth a shot.
What you need
- Crosshead Phillips #00 screwdriver
- Set your Wii to the correct time in Wii Settings.
- Unplug your Wii AC adapter. You’ll need to open up a battery cover on the side of your Wii, so you might want to remove everything plugged into your Wii.
- Locate the battery cover on the bottom of your Wii.
- Unscrew the battery cover with your screwdriver.
- Let your Wii sit unplugged for a little while, with the battery out. It’s up to you how long it should be out for. An hour or two might be enough to leave it out for.
- Screw the battery cover back in.
- Plug in your Wii AC adapter.
- Try the News or Forecast Channel now. Hopefully it works now. If not, you might want to repeat this process one more time and it might fix it.
Still no luck getting it to work? Unfortunately, you might have to reformat your Wii for it to go away. Just make sure to backup your save files and Miis with SaveGame Manager GX.