Start at the beginning.
When you received the device and powered it up, what did you see?
Did you try a simple hard reset? That is, with the power on, remove the battery for at least 30 seconds.
Did/does it have a microSD card installed? Did you try removing it and operating the blackberry without the card insalled?
You say you wiped it. Exactly what did you do? What did you use?
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. Stay away from any engineering utility software you may have found or heard about; you'll ruin the device.