that looks exactly like the one i bought and i can get it to do all those blink things and stuff in examples
i just have no idea why i cant get it to load programes like everyone else
i mean i shoulnt have so many issues getting this jarduino stuff to simply just work
Exactly, that is why I am leading towards the mainboard being bad or having other issues. You should have not had any issues loading any of the examples. I got the Jarduino sketch to load up my first try.
If you look at the upper left hand corner of my board, you will see "Made in Italy" This is the real Arduino board, anything else is a knockoff and you are taking a chance with it. I ordered my mainboard off of Amazon.com.
Edit: It could be a firmware issue also