I'm currently using a Pre 2 so i'm not in any urgency with this, it's just a little side project. The original pre seems to be completely borked. It boots, but then gets stuck before you can even go to profile activation. a message appears saying

'Phone Error; Your phone is experiencing an error that cannot be resolved.'

it says 'phone offline' in the top left corner, and only shows the battery status in the other corner. Doctoring the device won't recover it either. does this mean the phones hardware has failed? it was overclocked for about a year constantly., so it might have buggered the cpu up a little... i was warned!

I also wondered if this could be to do with the comms board, as there is no network indicator showing at all on the device, but it IS turned on and running, if not in any useful way.