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Forum Topic "Unable to add parts to system build, "Unknown Error Occurred""

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 54 months ago

We are aware of the issue and are working on a fix.

I've only been able to reproduce the issue using IE 11, so if you have another browser available I'd recommend use it for the moment. Alternatively, you can use the Canada site until you are ready to add a part, then switch to the US site just for hitting the add button. You can switch right back to Canada after adding the part to get the appropriate retailers.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 54 months ago

which phone/browser are you using?

Forum Topic "How to mark as purchased?"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 54 months ago

On your system build, click on the small down arrow next to the retailer. There's an option there to manually enter the price you paid and mark it as purchased.

Forum Topic "cant see parts"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

It looks like you had cleared all the retailers from your preferences. I've reset them back to "All" and you can select which ones you want to use from the part listing filters or on your preference page.

Forum Topic "Mobile website"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

Both Forums and Completed Builds should now be available on mobile. Enjoy!

Forum Topic "Favorite Parts"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

This should be fixed now. Thanks for letting us know.

Forum Topic "Unknown Error Message in System Build"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 2 points 55 months ago

Thanks, I can reproduce it now and am investigating a fix.

As JasonUK mentioned, it does seem to only impact IE. It also seems specific to using a non-US version of the site. So another possible workaround would be to view the part, switch to US site to add it, then switch back to CA site to get back to the correct retailers/availability.

Sorry about this inconvenience -- we'll get it fixed up.

Forum Topic "[Bug?] What happened to the parts filters on parts-specific completed builds? Example inside."

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 2 points 55 months ago

Haven't had a chance to investigate it yet, but it's on our list.
Thanks for the heads up!

Forum Topic "Unknown Error Message in System Build"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

When it happens, does it seem consistent? If it's consistent for you, a saved part list and example part to add would be very helpful in diagnosing. Thanks!

Forum Topic "Unknown Error Message in System Build"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

Are you seeing this problem consistently? Does it happen with any part when it happens, or only certain ones?

We haven't been able to reproduce this on our side yet. If you can save a build where it happens then share it along with mentioning an example part that fails to add, that would be very helpful.

Forum Topic "[Mobile Site] Option to turn off photos of parts entries"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 2 points 57 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. You're not alone in making this request. We are looking at some ideas for an alternate layout on the part category pages to include in a future update to the mobile site.

Forum Topic "Sorting on Mobile"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 2 points 58 months ago

My apologies for not catching your feedback sooner, but yes -- something like that is in the works and will roll out with an update to mobile site soon.

Blog Post "PCPartPicker Mobile Site Now Available"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

It should. My personal phone is a Lumia, so I try to keep it happy.

Forum Topic "UK version not accessible"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Sorry about that -- we're working on it!

Forum Topic "Mobile Site?"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

yeah.. I'm seeing it as well. Looking into it now.

Forum Topic "Mobile Site Beta"

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

No problem -- you should be able to switch to the desktop version of the site by clicking the link at the bottom of any page. It will remember your preference unless you clear your cookies.

Blog Post "PCPartPicker Mobile Site Now Available"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

Very strange. What device and browser are you using?

Blog Post "PCPartPicker Mobile Site Now Available"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 3 points 59 months ago

Fear not. Favorites will eventually make their way to mobile as well.

Forum Topic "Mobile Site Beta"

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

We rolled in a couple bug fixes last night and this morning related to the desktop/mobile cookie not sticking that might have been the cause. Testing today on a Kindle Fire with and without accelerated browsing enabled seems to be working for me now, but let me know if you're still seeing it.

Blog Post "PCPartPicker Mobile Site Now Available"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 18 points 59 months ago

Yep. Still in work, but coming.

Forum Topic "Dual Monitor"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

With Windows 7 and 8 you can hold the Windows logo key+Shift+Left/Right arrow to move a window between monitors. No extra utility needed for just that.

Forum Topic "Mobile Site Beta"

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

The fix we were looking at went in, so hopefully it addressed what you were seeing. Let me know if it didn't -- thanks!

Forum Topic "Mobile Site Beta"

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

I may be misunderstanding you, but the part category view does only show the cheapest price. However, if you click on the part's title (or the View button below a listing), then it should take you to a part-specific page with all the available prices listed along side the detailed specs.

Forum Topic "Mobile Site Beta"

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Interesting. I'll see if I can reproduce it on our end.

Also, which device/browser do you happen to be using? Thanks.

Forum Topic "Mobile Site Beta"

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

I'll keep that in mind. Glad you're liking it so far.

Forum Topic "Mobile Site Beta"

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

While there are definitely areas of the site that will drop you back into the desktop site, generally browsing from within the mobile site should keep you there (except of course the link it has to the forums).

Do you remember what you were doing when you saw it drop back to the desktop site?

Forum Topic "Mobile Site Beta"

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Gotcha & Noted. I'll keep that in mind as we iterate on that page.

Forum Topic "Mobile Site Beta"

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Glad you like it! Would you mind elaborating a bit on what you found confusing with the filter button?

Forum Topic "Mobile Site Beta"

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

We are working on a fix and hope to roll it out shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience.

BoyScout's Completed Build: CarPC (2011 Build)

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 66 months ago

A little bit, though not as much as my dad. I bounced a lot of the ideas for this project off of him and he helped me work out the final wiring when I did the trunk install. As it turned out, the car side of the project is not too tough if you plan carefully and apply ample patience. But I will say that noise considerations (for power and audio) in an automotive environment can get downright crazy.

BoyScout's Completed Build: CarPC (2011 Build)

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 66 months ago

I did not consider it at the time of this build. I've seen a few folks leverage tablets to do similar things over the past year, so I've considered it since. However, they tend to pair it with an existing head unit to augment the desired features not easily attained with the tablet. The main advantage to a full on PC is probably flexibility, both in software and available I/O options.

My design goal was to keep it feeling somewhat OEM and still manage features both typical and atypical of an aftermarket head unit. While power constraints would be easier, I think a number of features would be tougher using a tablet (though not impossible).

One of these days I still hope to add backup and dash cams, tire pressure sensors and a secondary screen. With the exception of the backup camera which can bypass the PC and feed directly to the screen, I'll need a more powerful processor to do much more. There are also all kinds of sensors I'd love to experiment with that would be difficult without some sort of data acquisition interface which is fairly simple to do on a PC.

BoyScout's Completed Build: CarPC (2011 Build)

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 66 months ago

It can be, particularly if you are doing a lot of short start/stop drives.

There are options to make it better, such as using hybrid hibernation and letting the system continue to run at reduced power from the battery when the ignition is off, etc. The power supply can be configured to not cut the power to the system for minutes up to hours (or even never). Doing this, it's almost an instant on experience during that window you configure. The downside is there can be hardware issues on a full resume that a reset on resume of the device doesn't always work around. And then of course there's the risk of draining your battery.

In the end, it tends to not be a major issue once you grow accustom to it. Though one of these days I still hope to build a better, stronger, faster version.

BoyScout's Completed Build: CarPC (2011 Build)

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 6 points 66 months ago

yes. To clarify, it is an overpriced fancy radio that was far more trouble to get working than it's probably worth. But it has also been a lot of fun to tinker with over the past couple of years. :)

BoyScout's Completed Build: CarPC (2011 Build)

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 11 points 66 months ago

Thanks guys -- glad you enjoyed taking a look!

Forum Topic "Windows Vista"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 74 months ago

It does sound funny, but to each their own. :) You should be fine for BF3. According to its product page, only Vista SP1 or later is required. Though they do recommend Windows 7.

Forum Topic "Can you use a wired Xbox 360 controller on Windows 8 for gaming?"

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 75 months ago

You won't hear me argue against keyboard/mouse dominance, but when I jump in a helo or jet in BF3, I'd be in trouble without a controller or flight stick. They are also my preference for arcade/platformer/etc games.

I'm using a wired Razer Onza with Windows 8. I also use standard XBOX 360 wireless controllers (using the adapter linked above) when more controllers are needed for multiplayer (I'm not sharing the Onza!). Anyway, there's quite a bit of love for XBOX controllers in Windows 7/8. Plug 'em in and game.

Forum Topic "Having an Xbox 360 hooked up to the monitor."

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 75 months ago

Could you just pick up an inexpensive HDMI to DVI cable (Amazon sells several in the $5-8 range that have good reviews). You could use that on your PC or the Xbox and then use your normal HDMI cable for the other device.

If your VS238 is like my VS247, switching inputs is a simple push of a button on the front, so seems like a reasonable setup.

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