We used hole punches to nibble out a duplicate notch (yea our school had ‘the classroom of 2000’ but at the same time we had a LOT of Apple IIe’s for a long while even in the 90’s, and I actually have fond memories of those things.) Really annoyed that I only found the interesting software AFTER the school surplussed the whole lot of 'em. I wanted to play captain blood dammit.
Anyway, this is surprisingly like an approach I took when writing a game scenario, or rather the world doc files I tended to include in each level on a specific node for people that wanted to read a bit. To justify how you could buy system upgrades for everything from CPU, Ram, and even your connection I handwaved it y ‘combination of manufacturer disabling hardware components on things that were just barely out of spec’ to ‘paying the telco off so you could uncap modem speeds.’
Here I thought I’d been bullshitting the whole time. Then again maybe Tesla downgraded the battery packs/told the battery’s firmware to limit their max charge because they’re ‘good’ but fall just outside of spec to the higher capacity version, so rate them at a safer lower capacity they are KNOWN to be good for instead of trying to constantly push. Now? Now would be an emergency situation where the potential risk of a unit dying in a year or a month is immaterial in the face of ‘Damned the consequences, we need it to last today.’