My slim ps2 lens failed a couple of months ago and I have tried all the usual methods to fix it and now I'm at the point where I know nothing will bring it back from the dead. So I looked at prices for a new one and I just can't believe such a common piece of hardware costs $50 and yet has such high failure rates... Anyway, my questions are, -What vendors do you recommend for a v12 lens? -Why are they so expensive? Thanks.