Thanks for reading.
I'm having trouble with my laptop's power cord. The laptop's a Gateway Solo, of several years' vintage, as I suppose must be obvious since when my wife needed a new battery for it in 2003 she had to buy a new laptop instead. Lately the cord jack won't stay far enough in its port to maintain the contact unless the cord's at just the angle the jack wants - right now I have the cord wrapped around the upright monitor/cover, which significantly affects the slack between the computer and the wall. Alternatively I can press the jack in the port, which of course occupies one hand constantly and so is a mightily less-than-satisfactory solution. Since the battery can't hold a charge for long any more (hence the desire to replace it) this's resulted in the poor laptop crapping out on me once or twice in the past week before I learned to strangle the monitor with the cord. (Thankfully I know enough to save my work early and often.)
And when the contact is loose, it makes a squeaking whine like a balloon losing air. I'd been hearing that for a week or two before I realized what it was symptomatic of.
Is my power cord going bad? If they don't make Solo batteries any more, am I
going to be able to find a new Solo power cord? Or do I merely need to clean
the contact points? But how do I do that? Thanks.
Arthuriana sources I use or recommend:
Arthuriana - the Journal of Arthurian Studies; the website of the quarterly journal of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society.
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester.
Camelot In Four Colors: A Survey of the Arthurian Legend in Comics
Mystical-WWW - The Arthurian A2Z knowledge Bank which has encyclopedically-arranged entries on the characters of the Arthurian legends.
Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1 and Volume 2.