My reason for putting this info here is that it seems not to be well-known, and is very important to anyone who owns or might consider buying a pre-owned Yaesu FTdx5000. There seems to exist a "stigma" regarding this beautiful tranceiver due to the well-known and "infamous" premature failures of the sub display OLED segments (3). This has been an ongoing issue nearly ever since this radio hit the shelves 10 years ago, and has affected the resale value in most cases. One or more of the segments may dim or get vertical lines in it over a period of time. Yaesu now uses a new version OLED that should last the lifetime of the radio. IF you own a 500k, no matter if you bought it used, Yaesu will replace the bad OLED segments at NO CHARGE for parts & labor. Mine had 2 of 3 bad (I could still read them), and I had the 3rd one replaced (approx $45) for the part cost only. Yaesu did a full bench check after servicing at NO CARGE and also paid return FEDEX shipping to me here in Hawaii. My out-of-pocket cost for shipping and part was less than $200. Pretty hard to beat, eh? If you have one that you may sell at some point, do the next owner a favor and have yours repaired/replaced before listing for sale. Other than the OLED issue there are no other known issues with this radio, and is the choice of many of the world's top DX'ers & contesters, as well as casual operators. Yes, I own one and love it! I for one applaud Yaesu for "stepping up to the plate" and taking care of their FTdx5000 owners. Please contact Yaesu in Cypress, CA for details. I know this may have been put out before, but thought it might be good to republish if not.