Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8300/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)
I see what u saying, it will be hard for them to warranty exchange such item. Just like brakes for your car. But worth a shot to talk to rim though.try to send an email to rim directly. I had an issue with launched devices, which is not covered under anybody's warranth system. Emailed rim, week later got email back and warrantied through them directly.
Contact rim, worth a shot