The battle edges onward.
I have a warranty now. I'm not sure why I was asked to get one by the Sony Factory Repair guy, because the Sony Customer Service guy found it online for me. Amusingly enough, I'm so stupid that I was looking in the wrong place; the Canadian Sony site - what a fool I am! Why didn't I think of looking on the American one, where BOTH American and Canadian warranties live?
After finding this, I saw about actually getting permission to get my laptop repaired, given that it's 9 days out of warranty. The Customer Service guy said that it would be ok, but he needs the repair quote from the Sony Repair dude - the same guy who hasn't called me back yet, apart from leaving a message with my mother yesterday. I don't know what the message was though, because my mother can't hear.
This is so much fun! I love playing gopher for my own repair job! It's like the best real-time strategy/RPG I've ever played! However, there's a possibility that I'm soon going to write my letter of resignation to Sony.
I wonder what would happen if I actually did that