But we finally fixed the problem! Notice the nice clothespin attached to the top of the laptop. So for 2c my computer is fixed.
The nice thing about it is there is a handy clothespin holder on the side, clamps right on the cord. Amazing technology we have around here.
That said, I did rotate the picture and for some reason blogspot seems to want this angle.... *shrug* A clothespin can't cure that.