||[Dec. 10th, 2006|01:36 pm]
There is something seriously wrong with the plug on my laptop. I've actually never seen this before, but the inside of the laptop-side plug on the power cord appears to be deformed. It wasn't like this before. I have a suspicious this is what is making my laptop randomly decide not to charge any more, and thinking about it, it could also be contributing to the minor instability of the system itself.
Power and heat issues can do weird things to computers. This just goes to show you that your software is only as good as the hardware it's running on.
Should get a replacement plug from Alienware.