I ordered a Sky3ds and it arrived a few days ago. I have spent since then digging around on these forums, and troubleshooting why I cannot get this thing to work. Thanks to the big posters who are out there helping people out. Hopefully we can come together and figure out if I got a DOA card or if i'm just missing something. Setup: Sky3ds Bluebutton, received from Modchipsdirect.com 'New-3DS' - 9.6.0-24U Diskwriter - 1.06b5 (I also tried twice with Diskwriter 1.05) Template0409.txt (have not tried other template files, maybe i got a bad one) 8gb MicroSD card (have tried same steps on 2 different MicroSD cards, no difference) Windows 8.1 Microsoft .net 4.0 and higher. AVG, Avast, and even Regcleaner disabled Checklist: Completely formatted MicroSD card using EaseUS partition manager. (one of the MicroSD cards was also brand new out of box, also formatted with EaseUS) Put Template0409.txt in Diskwriter Folder Run Diskwriter as Administrator Upload Template0409.txt to Diskwriter tool Format MicroSD using Diskwriter tool Write 2-5 games onto card. Games Include games downloaded from online of which I own the original copies. Games are .3ds format, say they are USA region, and are encoded by VENOM and ABSTRAKT Problems: After I write the games onto my MicroSD, close diskwriter, and safely eject the MicroSD/USB adapter. Insert the MicroSD into my Sky3DS. Here's where it gets interesting. I've seen a few different steps for "initializing' the Sky3ds. I've tried them all to my knowledge. Here's what happens. If I Turn the 3ds on with the sky3ds cartridge not inserted, and then insert the sky3ds cartridge into the 3ds while holding the blue button, release the blue button and remove the sky3ds, and then reinsert the sky3ds, i get the fast blue led blinking (which i've come to learn is correct behavior). So I wait for the fast blinking light to stop, take out the Sky3ds, reinsert it, and the blue led with turn on for ~3 seconds, and the game will not appear. The 3ds remains with the message "There is nothing inserted into the game card slot" The other way I tried initializing (insert sky3ds into powered down 3ds, turn on 3ds, hold blue button for 3s, turn off 3ds, turn on 3ds) has not resulted in a game appearing on my home screen either. So far I am two days into troubleshooting this and I while my Sky3ds has blinked many blue lights at me in many different patterns, it has yet to be able to make my 3ds think there is a game in the game slot. I'm running to the store, and will update this with more details once I get back. I'm hoping one of you will read what i've done, realize the stupid mistake i've made, and let me know what i'm doing wrong.