Why: YouTube 500 Internal Server Error
Did you just receive an error message on a YouTube page either editing a video or trying to watch one? You receive the message below.
500 Internal Server Error
Sorry, something went wrong.
A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation.
If you see them, send them this information as text (Screenshots frighten them):
This is an actual error on YouTube’s website. The creative error message may seem like your computer was hacked, but it’s just a clever way of YouTube letting you know you actually received a real HTTP 500 error (internal server error). In this case, all you can do is wait and try refreshing the YouTube page again. If it does not load, wait a little longer until YouTube has corrected the issues on their side.
If you are currently experiencing this error, use the comment form below to let us know. If others are experiencing the error the same time as you, there is likely a wider issue with YouTube happening at that time.