Hello, danielt, ndec and ljking:
Thank you so much for the very helpful and detailed responses! This was indeed very helpful.
The board is at home and I am at work right now so I will have to try cranking up the voltage on my universal power supply and will also check the ampere-age (the wrapper said 1200mA if I remember right).
Also, the key is the monitor part too and as ljking is saying, I may need a monitor (which I dont have off hand) to connect this to.
Thanks again and I will report back with my findings and hopefully my stumbling-s will help someone else in the future.