I see that the term "bricked" has various meanings in forums. In my circumstance, I mean the phone does not respond to input, and does not indicate power. It went for a light and brief swim yesterday, and since, has shown no indication of power. Neither the battery nor the phone's "water damage indicator" stickers have been triggered. About a day after the dip, I have the phone in a zip lock back with 4 desiccant silica gel packs. I plan to leave it in there at least a day. Luckily, big red confirms that I opted in for an extended warranty. After some unplug testing, and connecting the charger without the battery installed, they concluded that the phone needed to be replaced (and will be for no charge). I advised their tech support that the water damage stickers had not been triggered, but did not mention the brief dip the phone experienced. I cannot be sure about the extent or duration of the submersion, just that I pulled it from a wet pocket. I confirmed that my contacts were backed up to google, but now I'm wondering if my pictures and videos are salvageable. I have the first 2 years of my kid's life on here, and I'm hoping there is a way to recover it. My phone has an "internal SD" card, so it's there's nothing swappable. Before I ship the old phone back, I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with file extraction from a (truly) bricked SGN's internal SD card. With my experience working with big red's tech support in the past, it seems highly implausible (if not impossible) to expect them to keep track of my faulty hardware and perform the data extraction if it is possible. If they could, this would be nearly 30Gb worth of data, so it's not like they could send it to my hotmail account... My replacement SGN is set to arrive tomorrow afternoon, and I'll have 5 days to return the old one before being charged. I plan to wait it out at least a day or two to see if I can restore it. If it works, the new phone will be returned. If not, should I even bother with going to a vzw store to talk to their tech support there? The branch offices with "tech support" in my area seem to be filled with folks with minimal phone/IT tech experience.