Error 0xBFF6900A Coming out of NI MAX

Updated Nov 1, 2019

Reported In


  • Smart Camera


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)

Issue Details

I get error 0xBFF6900A "camera already in use" when opening the test panels in NI MAX. 


Check to see if you can test the camera in NI MAX. The below picture shows the non working state.
  • Check that you are not using the camera in other applications that may run in the background, such as Skype.
  • Try plugging in the camera using a USB connection whilst your device is not connected to the internet as another LabVIEW program may be accessing the camera over the network.
  • As a final resort please reformat and reboot your camera

If you are still having troubles please contact National Instruments.