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    [–] 1993 Hallmark Enterprise won’t light up. I have searched all over Youtube for a DIY to no avail. I can’t even find any screws anywhere on the body. Is there any way to repair it? nobody2000 1 points ago in fixit

    Okay - I need to clarify.

    I was on mobile earlier, and I mentioned that it looked like an LED on the top of the disc - it appears that there might be no LED. This is ultimately what I was referring to, and kind of lumped in the engines as well.

    As for the engines, you're absolutely right - these are likely white incandescents with a red filter encasing them.

    With that said - I bet that here lies the problem with OP's ornament. If there's a way to pop off these filters easily and remove the bulb, OP could probably find a small bulb (or LED) to replace it rather easily with a bit of soldering. I imagine, however, that aside from the plug replacement, the most likely solution requires surgery.

    [–] 1993 Hallmark Enterprise won’t light up. I have searched all over Youtube for a DIY to no avail. I can’t even find any screws anywhere on the body. Is there any way to repair it? nobody2000 3 points ago * (lasted edited 2 hours ago) in fixit

    What do you think were used in electronics as tiny red indicator lamps? LEDs. They were in ubiquitous use for over a decade before 1993...

    LEDs are very old (1960s), and were in all sorts of electronics in the 80s and 90s. I have an electrical learning kit from when I was growing up in the 80s that has a bunch of LEDs exactly like the type that are in this toy. They were common then, and you wouldn't be able to get an incandescent indicator that small.

    Old radios had LEDs as indicator on/off lamps for years after the invention of the LED. Digital clocks had LED displays for a long time. If you had an electrical device with a tiny little red or green "on" lamp, it was probably an LED. Most of the time, they were red.

    The major difference between old LEDs and today's is that old LEDs couldn't provide the brightness that today's provide, and were more of an indicator rather than a means of illumination. Modern LEDs use a whole host of technologies to get brightness and color.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emitting_diode#Initial_commercial_development

    LA lights in the early 1990s were illuminated by LEDs

    https://hoverkicks.com/blogs/news/the-evolution-of-light-up-sneakers-from-la-lights-to-hoverkicks

    They were used all over the place...

    [–] I need an adult. nobody2000 1 points ago in HomeImprovement

    Thanks for the reminder - I do not believe I have one here.

    [–] S3E10 Michael did nothing wrong! nobody2000 2 points ago in TheGoodPlace

    Yeah but that cake is made out of the concept of pride with a frosting made out of the concept of glee.

    It's forkin' good.

    [–] How to find your soulmate nobody2000 15 points ago in DunderMifflin

    I thought her middle name was "Fart"

    [–] Fonts that don't differentiate between uppercase i and lowercase L nobody2000 8 points ago in CrappyDesign

    And not just them Manmograms, but the Womenmograms and the Childrenmograms too!

    [–] Fonts that don't differentiate between uppercase i and lowercase L nobody2000 3 points ago in CrappyDesign

    I dunno - I thought it was better than "Where Women Turn When Doctors Don't Believe Breast Implants are Making them II" but not nearly as good as "Where Women Turn When Doctors Don't Believe Breast Implants are Making them I"

    [–] Does anyone know where to buy these smart chairs? nobody2000 9 points ago in homeautomation

    Everyone is sitting at their desks

    Attention everyone!

    Office rolls their chairs back to hear the boss speak

    You did a great job on the Sysco business. We got a lot of business, and I know it was a lot of hard work. I just want to give you a hand starts clapping

    "BRIAN...NOOOOOOO!"

    Entire office gets jammed into their desks violently by killer robot chairs

    [–] 1993 Hallmark Enterprise won’t light up. I have searched all over Youtube for a DIY to no avail. I can’t even find any screws anywhere on the body. Is there any way to repair it? nobody2000 12 points ago in fixit

    What is supposed to light up? The Engines and the top part of the disc?

    If it's really 25 years old, it's possible the lights are shot. It's also possible that the plug that goes into your light string is broken. They are kind of cheap in general, and if you removed and replaced it from the main lights each year, that's 25 times you gave wear and tear on it, and you could have broken a piece of conductive metal.

    Suggestion 1: Check the plug. See if there's anything bent or broken, and use a small tool, like tiny needle nose pliers to put it back into place. Essentially, the bottom of your plug to the Enterprise should look like the plug of any other light. If you notice that anything is a different shape, or something's' bent or broken, you'll have to address it.

    If putting the metal back into place doesn't work, try getting a new plug.

    https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/light-string-adapter-keepsake-ornament-accessory-195QX9289.html

    I don't know what the replacement plugs are called, but look at the above link. You'll want to carefully cut the plug on the enterprise at the wires closest to the plug, and wire them into this. Once done, see if that works.


    Suggestion 2: Enterprise surgery.

    This is gonna be tough. You'll have to crack it open, hopefully using screws, and replace the LEDs on a circuitboard. You'll have to unsolder them, solder on new ones, and pop it all back together. Maybe they're not LEDs, and maybe they're just small lights - it's hard to say what's in there without cracking it open.

    [–] I upgraded my refrigerator water line nobody2000 13 points ago in DIY

    The design of the "button" you press for water with your glass suggests to me it's a samsung. It's like one I used to have.

    Very delicate. We had to epoxy the thing back together once, then we just ripped it off and then hit it with our finger before we decided to buy a new one.

    Actually it was a pain in the ass. Far easier for me to just keep a brita pitcher stored in the fridge. Colder too.

    [–] I upgraded my refrigerator water line nobody2000 48 points ago in DIY

    Lobby your municipality to install industrial filters to service the entire village. Create a campaign, get a bunch of signatures on a petition, attend meetings, and then push for them to add it to the budget.

    Or just do what OP did. Let OP do his or her thing.

    [–] Beto O’Rourke Calls for “Public Pressure” on Trump to Close Child Migrant Camp nobody2000 16 points ago in politics

    THANK YOU!! Agreed!

    Americans are exceptional - here's the perfect example for all you naysayers:

    All developed countries have single payer health care EXCEPT America! All developed countries have life expectancies trending upward EXCEPT America!

    EXCEPTIONAL. Truly the greatest country in the world!

    [–] The 'E' on the dollar bill looks like Batman. nobody2000 1 points ago in confusing_perspective

    Aaaand this is gonna be on everyone's Facebook feed for the next year or two, in some video clip with white bars around it, text saying "crazy stuff you never knew😂😂😂😂" and dumb quirky music playing.

    [–] Take it from me, tweaks won't fix health care. Democrats should focus on Medicare for All. nobody2000 1 points ago in SandersForPresident

    Yeah but if we expand the age that kids can stay on their parents' plan from 26 years to 26 years and one month, it'll be a major win, and we'll have proper single payer health care in no time - probably one 2 maybe 3 centuries TOPS.

    [–] Please, just a hint. nobody2000 2 points ago in AdviceAnimals

    No way.

    I was at a marketing conference at my old job, and we learned during the conference that a competitor had JUST announced the launch of a product that was gonna compete with one that we had in development.

    I'm sitting next to my boss, and she immediately gets online and starts searching.

    She finally gets to amazon, and finds the item. She begins copying down the information so they can get the specs and of course order some for comparison.

    She scrolled down far enough on the page for me to know that Amazon REALLY wanted to recommend that she buy some sex toys. I'm fully aware that these may have been gag gifts as well, but overall - I don't need something like THAT to show up in my mom's "what to get your son" list for Christmas.

    [–] Thurman Thomas calls for bail system reforms nobody2000 -1 points ago in Buffalo

    When you decide to wrestle a pig, both of you are going to get covered in shit, but only the pig actually likes it.

    [–] Erie County bans all sales of tobacco products from pharmacies/drug stores (including ecigs). Also makes smoking in vehicles with anyone under 18 illegal. nobody2000 2 points ago in Buffalo

    Smokers who purchased cigarettes from CVS were more likely to quit after they made their policy change

    38%. That's huge. I realize CVS isn't nearly the same size as Walgreens or Rite Aid (at least in the area), but they're a significant player in the drug store industry, and I realize that the article I linked only tracks purchases by the smoker, not instances where someone bought it for them, but even if you were to shave 80% off of the number, it's still quite significant. (although I think 80% would be a ton to shave off)


    Furthermore - I work in manufacturing on the retail marketing analytics side. Losing distribution ALWAYS results in reduced sales. Period. Now, part of this, you'd rightfully conclude that if a customer can't get brand A, they'll get Brand B - and you'd be right, but if a store cuts an entire category (say that Walmart had 2 freezer doors for pizza, and then reduced it to one), systemwide, they're going to have less consumption of pizza, and while other retailers will take up some slack, the frozen pizza category will see the negative impact of this decision.


    Now - taxes - this is about 90% true. They curb smoking habits twofold:

    • Cigarettes are now more expensive, and price is the MOST sensitive attribute for consumers
    • Tax revenues ideally are spent for broader anti-smoking efforts.

    That last 10% is mainly people who really don't mind paying extra for smokes. They can afford it. They might complain a bit, but they're less sensitive to price. Most studies show that basically youth, the poor, and essentially anyone who can't claim having much disposable income reduce or quit smoking.


    Nanny state laws are perfect when we live in a society that demonstrates that we cannot live healthy, productive, good lives without needing a nanny. Smoking, despite all the education and the universal understanding that "this is really bad for you" is still a problem. We need a nanny.

    [–] Thurman Thomas calls for bail system reforms nobody2000 8 points ago in Buffalo

    Oh god, you're gonna be "that guy" aren't you?

    [–] What movie was basically just an ad? nobody2000 180 points ago in AskReddit

    Didn't he go from "My diet consists mainly of air, strands of spider webs, and 8 glasses of smug a day" to "I'm going to suddenly give myself more fat, sugar, and other carbs all in a 10 minute period to see what it'll do to me" ?

    [–] What movie was basically just an ad? nobody2000 3 points ago in AskReddit

    The biscuits are a choking hazard

    Look at this guy! Doesn't even get the gallon of sweet tea tea flavored syrup to hydrate his biscuits!

    [–] What movie was basically just an ad? nobody2000 3 points ago in AskReddit

    Adam Sandler did this in a number of his movies for a while.

    The ones that come to mind:

    • Billy Madison and Snack Packs

    • Happy Gilmore and Subway

    • Waterboy and Gatorade/KFC (kinda)

    • Big Daddy and Hooters

    [–] Erie County bans all sales of tobacco products from pharmacies/drug stores (including ecigs). Also makes smoking in vehicles with anyone under 18 illegal. nobody2000 1 points ago in Buffalo

    normalizes the idea that it's not so bad

    This. Think about the morons who abuse prescription drugs under the assumption that "a doctor prescribes it, so it's not bad." Selling cigarettes in an establishment associated with improving one's health is just silly. If we can find ways to break that association and kill the normalization of cigarettes, it's a step in the right direction.