Yes, I was doing it by the instructions which said both 24-pin plug, and 8-pin plug were necessary. The only part I was confused with was where it talked about the 'short'. A tiny device that connects two of the three prongs on the CMOS. I've even attempted a short start with a screwdriver like on the newegg help video. No life out of it.
I don't have another psu to try it with, but my friend may have one. I'll have to ask him for help in testing.