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PPS 3.x vs 4.x & Firmware Updates ... what did I screw up?


Sep 18, 2003
New London, CT
  1. What is "Some DB Error Occurred?" This appears on my G3 after I updated firmware to the current firmware. However PPS 4.0 won't launch in my computer, apparently my department issued CF-52 Toughbook is too old .
  2. Before I drive myself up a wall trying to load PPS 4.0 into a Toughbook that doesn't want it, can anyone tell me what the advantages or changes are to the PPS with the 4.0 update? The firmware would load, but not the PPS. (I also have a CF 19, but the screen is just too small for this work)
  3. Also, what changes are there in the Firmware? I think I created an issue, since I loaded the new Firmware into my G3, without loading the new PPS. Can I use the updated firmware with the older PPS?

I knew I shouldn't have tried something new today. Start the weekend east, it is a slow day ... well ... nuts!


Active Member
Premium Subscriber
Oct 6, 2021
We are sticking with 3.16.29F because it would be a huge task to rewrite all of our templates into the 4.0 format as recommended by Unication.


Premium Subscriber
Dec 3, 2012
Gettysburg, PA & Fenwick Island, DE
From what version? What I’ve read is you can’t go backwards from 1.34 to any previous version.

For your question #3: