Haven't tried eitehr of those steps but I'll give it a try. Everything seems to be getting power, fans, lights, etc.
One thing, there are a series of LEDs on the MB that are lighting up. They are labeled LEDs 4 through 11 and they do the following sequence about evey 3 seconds or so:
LEDs 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 are continously lit RED
LED 11 blinks once rapidly
LED 9 turns green and LED 8 turns off