So I dropped my phone in the sink a few days ago. And yes, I did the dumbest thing humanly possible after I did so - turned it on to see if it worked. I realized this was stupid and turned it off and took out the battery/SIM card, but I knew I probably already fried it. So I left it in rice for 3 days, took it out this morning - everything works except the screen. I can unlock the phone and feel the vibration, if I press and hold on the screen I can feel an app icon being picked up, and I know the audio and vibrate work because I tried changing the ring volume on the side.
So here's the thing - I know this is "wrong" or whatever but I'm really not asking for your moral opinion on this. I checked the water indicator on the phone under the battery cover, and it did not go off (it's still white with red X's). The one on the battery did, but I have an extra battery that was not in the phone at the time so I put that one in now. I am still covered under warranty on this phone, so if I took it to Verizon and simply told them that the screen stopped working, would they give me a refurb? Or would they actually open it, look at it, and see some kind of water damage? I'm not sure of how their whole process works.