Critical Error E1 - Received Bricked PlayDate

I see, is that the reason for the delay? I understand and am okay to wait, all I needed was communication. Appreciate it though.

I am also getting this same error. Any help would be appreciated! (not sure how to DM you my name)

I also received a bricked Playdate with exactly the same issue as yours and have been waiting to hear back from Panic for about a week. Did you manage to get yours fixed?