Thus, does anyone seriously think that there is any point in trying to get this done under extended warranty?
I think it depends on who was the original vendor, and who issued the extended warranty. Was the latter a third-party supplier or warranties?
I've had little but hassle with extended warranties and now will only use them if they guarantee a carry-in, over-the-counter replacement.
Time's money and I'd rather just pick up a new item, suffer the short-term pain in the wallet, and get on with things.
It hurts when you've just refurbished something, I know.
I was in a similar situation a year or two back with my wife's then recently-updated computer.
I looked at the options then bought another.
Looking back, that was the smartest thing I could possibly have done in the circumstances. I don't
regret it for a moment.
My wife ended up with a better machine and I was freed from a bunch of time-wasting hassle .
Whichever route you choose, good luck and I hope it works out for you.
I'm sure you appreciate all the blessings of children despite with the occasional accident.