Now the warranty does move around. Check the documents that came with your unit to see how many days it is. THAT overrides what they tell you. Also, did you pay by credit card? If so, some credit cards double the warranty.
As you may suspect once you get outside the warranty you are left with solutions like you found. Here's a parting idea to be used only after you decide there is no other options -> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=E2+DISCONNECT+BATTERY+FIX