Fortunately one of my blog readers had an XBox also affected by the power cord recall and loaned me his replacement cord (since he wasn’t using it). The replacement power cord is a bit usual. Think a plug hog style with built in reset along with other buttons and lights. Only Microsoft could build a power cord that would need to be rebooted.
The replacement power cord didn’t fix my problem. I will open up my XBox tonight and see if I can figure out anything obvious.