This might be able to help someone troubleshoot it. When i turn the axle of the stepper motor the power light on the driver flashes on
I doubt if that's mysterious: a motor and a generator are two sides of the same coin.
But does it happen for both motors?
You really should try the techniques suggested, especially the combinations of driver / stepper so as to help isolate the fault. And raschemmel makes a good point...
We need to see how you [actually] wired it up. We need to see how you thought you wired it up.
...you might have a simple wiring error. I've often stared at wiring convincing myself it's the same as the schematic, or the same as I had it last time, only to find it's not.
Using long breadboard?- on some makes the power rails are split in the middle. Does your meter say you're getting power everywhere you should be?