hey guys, i've bought a new m3ds real few days ago and just got it today. did plenty of research and problems and more problems, tried several ways to install the firmware. displayed on the adapter (www.m3adapter.com), side loading spring, and m3sakura logo on right conner. first try i got the latest firmware from http://www.handheldsources.com/M3DS/Download_M3DSR.html (System V4.3f X (Europe/USA) extracted with winrar and drag and drop the folder (SYSTEM) to the flash card 2gb sandisk fat32 (formatted many times) inserted flash card in to m3ds real adapter and into nds, and the nds did not read the adapter second try formatted the 2gb sandisk flash card to original settings redownloaded and extracted firmware, copy pasted onto flash card, created newfolder renamed to NDS and GBA inserted into nds and still "there is no ds card inserted" thrid try format disk, download (M3Sakura Ver1.40 X The Europe/USA Version M3 Team Jun 3, 2009) from here extracted, copy pasted onto flash card inserted into nds and still failed after X# of tries with numbers of vers of firmware i give up and im here typing up this topic i've heard about the faulted adapters and fake cards, and im assuming mine is either/or but i havnt lost faith in the adapter i bought so will someone please confirm if the card is bad or good im going nuts again, i dont have a picture of the adapter i described it above (m3sakura logo on top right conner, side spring insert, and www.m3adapter.com website) THANKS A BUNCH!!