Hi yes. I only think it was Amazon as one of the relatives thought it might. I told the manufacturer and they were not the slightest bit interested. Also this fault is a common fault with this product. With thousands of complaints on the internet
I have just found the link to the warranty card and also some further info copied below. And it clearly says this applies to europe.
www.asus.com/support/images/pdf/e8549_nb-warranty-card_148x105mm_final_0827.pdf• Enclose a copy of this completed warranty card and a copy of Your sales invoice/receipt detailing the purchase of Your Product. (Please note: ASUS reserves the right to request the original documents.) If You do not provide the requested documents for warranty validation then the manufacture date of the Product as recorded by ASUS will be deemed to be the start of Warranty Period.