Samsung came back saying : $314.20 to repair it as it's water damaged. Rang CGA..apparently it's a grey area..and unless I have purchased this from either VF/Telecom directly, there isn't much they can do. And if I can prove that this particular phone wasn't sealed correctly for a normal day-to-day wear and tear..there isn't much to go on.
best is to get a new phone ha.
Told you. New phone time.
Ha Ha not quite!! It still has a bit more life!! If you like at the previous picture..it may resurrect if I replace the charging port!
Doing a quick search on eBay : http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTHERBOARD-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-L710-16GB-Sprint-Working-Logic-Board-CLEAN-ESN-/151258072240?pt=US_Cell_Phone_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item2337af04b0
Can get a board for cheaper price.