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Title: Component Shop website
Post by: mrlownotes on March 01, 2020, 11:47:39 am
It's Sunday afternoon 1st March.
Is anyone else having problems trying to view the Radio Control battery section on Component's webite ?
I've tried accessing from both PC and mobile web browsers.
I'm maybe wrongly assuming Iain has it offline whilst being updated?
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: coch y bonddu on March 01, 2020, 12:01:56 pm
Just been on it now works fine for me




Dave
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Capt Podge on March 01, 2020, 12:06:09 pm
Ok here as well  :-)
https://www.componentshop.co.uk/batteries.html

Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 01, 2020, 12:16:13 pm
It's Sunday afternoon 1st March.
Is anyone else having problems trying to view the Radio Control battery section on Component's webite ?


Seems OK for me too.... all pages or any one in particular?

 
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: mrlownotes on March 01, 2020, 12:39:29 pm
It must be just the wrong link in the page. If I let the auto menu take me down to the lowest level I want (battery category) it works OK.

I was clicking on the link in the battery picture page. The link simply refreshed the same page and does not take you any lower level.

Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 01, 2020, 12:47:13 pm
There are a few minor quirks in the way the website works I have noticed depending from where you access certain pages and what you have been doing. Going back to the main menu is usually the answer.

Colin
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Nordlys on March 02, 2020, 08:30:29 am
It doesn't work for me, on my tablet. Seems to be ok on PC.
Batteries, motors, Esc's do not show the full range.
I emailed them sometime ago. They thought there might be a problem, in their reply, but evidentially it's ok their end.
N.
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Klunk on March 02, 2020, 09:26:26 am
pc phone and tablet.  go into the various main menus but then all subsequent menus show only LED lights
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: malcolmfrary on March 02, 2020, 09:27:43 am
The links on the batterys page seem to just refresh the page.  Going to the home page, selecting batteries from the products, then picking out the type and voltage from the pop-out menus seems to work OK.
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Nordlys on March 02, 2020, 09:43:07 am
I get exactly the same result as Klunk. Led lights instead of batteries or motors.
Not really a problem as I phone my orders anyway but a bit inconvenient.
N
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: TheLongBuild on March 02, 2020, 10:12:48 am
Every link I have tried on the site is fine for me on main pc and laptop and phone, having you tried clearing your Cache or f5,
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: DaveM on March 02, 2020, 10:33:45 am
No similar problems with Firefox on Windows 7 PC, but the word has gone out for Iain to have a look at it. With the impact of coronavirus on the supply line from China he must be a very busy man - if not also a very worried one.
DaveM
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Nordlys on March 02, 2020, 11:18:51 am
Seems not to like working on my Samsung phone and Samsung tablet. Perhaps it doesn't like Android operating system?
Works fine on my PC windows 10.
This morning I get waterproof boxes showing when I look for batteries.
N.
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: DaveM on March 02, 2020, 11:38:31 am
This morning I get waterproof boxes showing when I look for batteries.
Have you tried scrolling down the screen a bit from there? You should then get pictures of different types of batteries, all with the Magic Pointy Finger to open the link.
DM
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Nordlys on March 02, 2020, 11:54:47 am
Just now I got as far as the page displaying all the types of batteries. I selected the radio control option and got only a motor and a single strip of led lighting!
It used to work fine sometime ago but not anymore.
N
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: TheLongBuild on March 02, 2020, 11:59:48 am
Seems not to like working on my Samsung phone and Samsung tablet. Perhaps it doesn't like Android operating system?
Works fine on my PC windows 10.
This morning I get waterproof boxes showing when I look for batteries.
N.


I tested it in my Samsung android phone, no issues.
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Nordlys on March 02, 2020, 12:39:21 pm
Well, thats proof my untested theory is not the answer.
I can think of no other reason now.
N.
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: john44 on March 02, 2020, 02:00:31 pm
Hi, when you go to the battery products page, type what you want to look at in the search box
That should get the info you require
John
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Nordlys on March 02, 2020, 02:28:33 pm
That sort of worked! I had to select 'look at all search results' after typing in ' 9.6v batteries'.
Nothing came up under 'radio control' batteries.except a selection of leads and connectors!


I've been having this trouble for several months. But looks promising now.  Thanks.....


Nord.
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 02, 2020, 02:45:06 pm
It can be difficult to get a website to be 100% compatible with all the different devices and levels of operating system software that may be trying to access it.

Colin
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Nordlys on March 02, 2020, 02:58:51 pm
I certainly agree with you, these things crop up unexpectedly, like the eBay format on my tablet is different to that on Windows 10 PC.
N.
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: jaymac on March 02, 2020, 03:18:54 pm
Never mind Component's site I just got 3 internal server  failures from this one
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Nordlys on March 02, 2020, 04:13:07 pm
You've got to expect the 'unexpected ' these days.!


All the time.


Nord.
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: jaymac on March 02, 2020, 07:23:37 pm
Aye its never  the members fault %)
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: justboatonic on March 06, 2020, 07:52:15 pm
Many smaller company websites are not configured to work properly across all platforms ie pc, android and iOS and that's before you consider the different browsers Chrome, Firefox, Safari and plug ins like Adobe Flash etc so work 'after a fashion.'
Best bet is try one browser and if that doesnt seem to work, try another.
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: RST on March 06, 2020, 09:42:19 pm
Componentshop website hasn't worked for me on Android for many months. I've just waited until I was back on windows. But I must admit it's been a bit enfuriating  looking for stuff. For many months now I've looked for something and only got led products until I check on a Windows machine. I thought it was par for the course now.
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: ChrisF on March 06, 2020, 11:42:41 pm
Works fine on my tablet which is Android.
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: justboatonic on March 08, 2020, 03:19:31 pm
Works fine on my tablet which is Android.
Yes but again, there are many versions of Android. My tablet with it's old 4.2 version will no longer play Sky Go and many other applications yet my phone which is Android 5.n will
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: coch y bonddu on March 08, 2020, 03:56:23 pm
This is tickling me you all complain  about a website publicly but has ANYONE bothered to contact the web site owner and have a chat to make them aware instead of publicly  slagging them off, that to me would be the decent thing to do .But of course what do I know, I don't think logically do i




Dave
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: DaveM on March 08, 2020, 05:34:47 pm
This is tickling me you all complain  about a website publicly but has ANYONE bothered to contact the web site owner and have a chat to make them aware instead of publicly  slagging them off, that to me would be the decent thing to do .But of course what do I know, I don't think logically do i
Dave
They're only at the top of your back-garden, Dave. Do us a favour and give Iain a shout...  8)
(BTW I passed the link to this thread on to The Man several days ago).

DM
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: coch y bonddu on March 08, 2020, 05:55:36 pm
will do Dave




dave
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Nordlys on March 08, 2020, 06:38:55 pm
I personally emailed Component shop several weeks ago with this enquiry and received a favourable reply thanking me for bringing it to their attention,
They were looking in to it.
N
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: DaveM on March 08, 2020, 11:12:45 pm
So that would be before half of China - where CompShop's main supplies come from - was effectively closed down? I think others' priorities need to be appreciated here, chaps. Let's hope for everyones' sake that this coronavirus eventually goes away without causing too much irreparable damage.

DM
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: boat captain on March 09, 2020, 09:15:49 am
I emailed Iain last night over problems with the site. Will update when I  get a reply.

Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: TheLongBuild on March 09, 2020, 01:37:29 pm
I have looked at this site on many devices over the period of this thread and have not had 1 issue with it.
Can not believe that this has gone over 2 pages on the thread, then again Yes I can it is Mayhem after all.. %% %% %% [size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: john44 on March 09, 2020, 06:13:38 pm
Curious about the posts about the website, tried 2 devices iPod and I phone.
No problem at all navigating all the components list.


John
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Klunk on March 10, 2020, 07:26:40 am
the problem lies in what device you use and the build number on microsoft. i can not navigate on my android, latest update on phone or on window 10 pc with latest update. after contacting them over a week ago they rebooted the site and that cured it for me (i also wiped my caches on phone and pc to no avail) technically, this is not  Components problem, its their hosting sites i would think.
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: C-3PO on March 10, 2020, 09:35:42 am
[quote author=Klunk link=topic=64556., this is not  Components problem, its their hosting sites i would think.



No & No
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Taranis on March 10, 2020, 09:53:36 am
Seems to be fine on my MacBook with Safari browser and iPhone
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: DaveM on March 10, 2020, 10:11:23 am
There is a problem - albeit one that affects very few people. CompShop are aware of it and I think that's where we should leave it. Poking at it with a stick from arm's length will not fix it.
DM
Title: Re: Component Shop website
Post by: Shipmate60 on March 10, 2020, 05:00:43 pm
Topic Locked to give Component Shop time to rectify the problem.


Bob