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Fixing an N64 Gameshark 3.2 with non parallel 3.3

by sega dude Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:08 pm

I got an N64 Gameshark Pro v3.3 at a convention. I've been wanting an N64 Gameshark Pro for the parallel port. Take takes some persuasion, but it does work. Unfortunately, the v3.3 I got is a REF1451 (I took it apart and confirmed this) with the parts that make parallel port work removed, so the parallel port doesn't work. So, I scored a Gameshark Pro v3.2 from eBay and it came today. However, I haven't been able to get it to boot up. The LED screen just displays a red 8 and it never counts down, and nothing appears on the TV. Now the LED screen is just a garbled number. So, my question is, can I use the piggy back method with my working non-parallel 3.3 to maybe bring the 3.2 back to life? Will the parallel port still work?
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Re: Fixing an N64 Gameshark 3.2 with non parallel 3.3

by Ziggy587 Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:14 am

Sorry I can't offer any help, but... I too have one bricked and one working N64 GameShark. I tried the piggyback method, but it didn't do shit. If you find a way of getting it to work, please let me know!
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Re: Fixing an N64 Gameshark 3.2 with non parallel 3.3

by sega dude Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:56 pm

I ended up trying the piggyback method and it didn't work for me either. The v3.2 from eBay is either keyed with the "Yoshi's, F-Zero, C'World" key code (I've tried games I own for the other two key codes and it doesn't boot up with them either) or the Gameshark v3.2 is corrupted. I'm trying to obtain a copy of Cruis'n World (Yoshi's Story and F-Zero X are too expensive), hoping it will "unlock" with that. If not, than it's probably corrupted. I have made what I think is a complete list of games that require keycodes and the keycode they use. You can view it here. You can try a game from each of the three key codes, and, if you are lucky, one of them may "unlock" your non-working Gameshark.
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