So last week I acquired a (for lack of a better word) destroyed iPhone 5 from a family member. The LCD was completely shattered and glass was actually starting to delaminate from the screen. The housing was also severely bent. When connected to a charger the phone would only beep every 5 seconds, no picture on the LCD and no response from button presses. It was however still recognized by a mac and still showed that it was passcode locked so with that all in mind I decided to try a little test. I purchased a replacement screen from ifixit and plugged it all in. To my surprise the phone booted right up! Everything seemed to function as normal with the replacement screen! Once it was determined that the phone was still functional I decided to refurbish the phone in order to use it tell the 7 is announced (so I can decide if I want the 7 or the SE). Searching amazon for replacement housings I came across the "iPhone 5 to 6 mini" housing conversion and decided to give it a try. So far the phone is back together and ALMOST functioning normally... I apparently broke the lock button while transferring the ribbon cable so a replacement is on the way and I have also decided to start fresh with a new battery. Other then those two things the phone is fully functional! I am pretty amazed that an iPhone can be that far gone and be brought back to life! Just wanted to share this! Pics! Top is original housing in the condition I received it in. Bottom is its current condition!