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Is this iPhone5 usable?

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Is this iPhone5 usable?

The attached image of the iPhone shows the screen is raised up and I worry it is dangerous even to handle it.

It still works as a radio and alarm clock. But, the Home button is broken so the phone is barely usable.

Any idea what's going on?

Could the battery be getting ready to explode? I have not idea and hoped someone on EE might be able to offer some advice.

Thanks.
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Paul SauvéRetired
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The attached image of the iPhone shows the screen is raised up and I worry it is dangerous even to handle it.
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William FulksIT Services Analyst
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Without seeing the image, I can tell you that no home button makes it pretty much worthless. As for the screen being "raised up" that could be from a bad repair/replacement job, OR it could possibly be a fake iPhone. If this is something you are looking at on eBay, I would look elsewhere.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Home button is broken  <-- and the phone is very old. I am not even sure if it uses the new IOS. I do not think so.

It is not worth repairing, so now is the time to upgrade to a new phone.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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I guess my question was specific. It is owned by a friend who uses it for listing to the radio and an alarm clock, and not much else, due to the Home button failure. I worried there could be a battery degradation that caused the problem  which means it is truly too hot to handle.

So, I will take Paul's advice and suggest it be thrown away.

Has anyone ever heard of a battery getting larger?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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When they swell up they indeed can be dangerous.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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thanks
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You are welcome - happy to assist.