So have I, hence my question for asking if there was indeed a "bad" batch of these radios that went out. And if so, how many are out there? LCD panels failing so suddenly are a classic sign of poor quality control. And you aren't the only one either, because another friend of mine who now lives out West said his display failed at six months old--repaired under warranty. This was in November 2014... I'm leaning more and more towards the 125AT now...I've seen a few reports on here stating the same issue I'm having with mine.