I liked Atech66 splicing idea, Do you have any other computers laying aroud to see what connection is right for that motherboard? I haven't been able to find this answer looking at the mb specs. Bottom line, if you are sure the mb's working, is if you want a regular ol' computer power on button ur gonna have to find the right plug-in for the mb. Need some other tech-help here but sound to me like mb is haveing issues.
Honestly sometimes it just feels like the world is working against you.
Been there. and seeing you getting exited to help a friend with his computer and haveing a wonderful tech-forum to research problems and get answers is a beautiful thing.