to be clear, you arent getting ANYTHING right? no fans, no beeps, no nothing.
if so - remove the front panel connector wires from the motherboard and use a small flat head screwdriver to jump start the board
make sure the psu is plugged in and make sure the screwdriver touches NOTHING but the pins.
you may have to try touching ever single combination of adjacent pins before it fires off
I got a hold of another power cord and switched it out and it kicked on! Off to go get windows 8.
paying actual money for software. LOL.