I jumped into the pool the other day with my eris in pocket by mistake. 5 minutes later I realized it was there and knew I was screwed. I dried it the best I could and then let it bake in the sun for a few hours. I took it to the Verizon store to see if I could get a new one with the warranty. Of course they ask what happened at which point I lied, since water damage nulls the warranty. The guy popped in a new battery and the phone turned on! You can definitely see the water damage on the screen at which point the guy said, oh, this was in the water. My response was, "I guess that's possible." So, I didn't get a new one. Instead of buying a 'certified used' eris for $169 (ridiculous considering I got mine for free), I simply bought a new battery for $31. The Eris is functioning properly, to my surprise, with some water damage to the screen. I gotta say, this is one tough droid! Just thought I would share my story.