I don't know how well you can tell from this photo that the box junction in my powercord is literally warped from overheating! This was the powercord I replaced in Uganda after frying the first one's circuitry when I plugged it in without an adapter, so I don't know if this one was doomed to die here in the U.S.
At any rate, Radio Shack fixed me up quite nicely with a fancy new powercord on clearance because it only works with older model computers. I'm starting to think this computer's days are numbered. It's been a good little thing. We'll see what deals come up.