So everyone else decided to visit some river at a park over the weekend, just to have fun and all. My stepfather lost his Galaxy S5. My older bro's LG G3 took a swim, he didn't think to pull the battery at first (you ALWAYS pull the battery immediately when a gadget gets soaked and it's not waterproof!), and now the screen won't come on. The motherboard's still operational enough to charge and mount internal storage when connected to a PC (good enough to pull our photos off, thankfully), but when screens are about half the price of a second-hand G3, not practical. Even so, I still can't rule out that the motherboard is indeed damaged enough to not function entirely. If only we'd got him an S5 like the rest of us (they were no longer on sale for a dollar on contract), maybe the water resistance would've paid off... Of all the phones on our four-line plan, this just had to strike the two phones without any insurance on their lines. Figures. They were also bought subsidized on contract, so any replacements would have to be full price. Might happen on eBay, but definitely NOT at a Sprint store or Best Buy. We had to dig out one of the old Galaxy S3s (would've been two if I didn't sell mine to a friend already) and a dumbphone to get those activated so we can still keep in touch, but I just hate to see people lose such expensive hardware just like that. Even $200, give or take a few tens, is quite a chunk of change for another G3 or S5, and that's not factoring the cost of a replacement OtterBox case or SD card for the lost S5. Then there's the lost photos on the S5, too, which you can't really put a price on. To add to the irony, said stepdad actually came to me to set up the new SD card and put all his photos on it, and I didn't think to keep some spares on my computer at the time, thinking he'd come back home with the phone and all. Guess not! Lesson learned: take care of your smartphones and the data on them, guys!