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It’s just a battery. Honest!

Sometimes I watch Youtube videos on a channel called “The 8-Bit Guy”. I originally saw one on restoring an Osborne 1 “portable” computer. When I started at Computerland going on two score years ago, they’d been without a service department guy for a while. I walked in to a stack of Osbornes needing repair and learned fast. Any way it caught my eye.

I watched a video on rebuilding the battery pack in an old Apple laptop. Afterward, what happened was so bizarre, I had to comment on the video:

“You can’t make this up. Our smart TV asked me to rate this video with this dialog:

I put a link to the photo in the Youtube comment. I don't think you can add attachments to comments.

I put a link to the photo in the Youtube comment. I don’t think you can add attachments to comments.

I’m in the US, don’t log in on the TV, and I’ve never been asked to rate a video before. I think Youtube’s algorithm may have thought the batteries were, um, something else. At the risk of getting agency attention, I gave it 5 stars. Great content BTW.”

If anyone needs me, I’ll be at a black site somewhere.