Error Code -70012 (NIMC_badBoardIDError): Illegal Board ID

Updated Mar 13, 2020

Reported In


  • PXI-7340


  • LabVIEW


  • NI-Motion

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I am using a PCI-7340and  I'm getting the following error:
-70012 (NIMC_badBoardIDError): Illegal Board ID

I recently had to move my application from one computer to another. So I am not sure what could be causing the issue. 

What can I do to fix this?


Here are a few troubleshooting steps you can try:
  1. Make sure that the Board ID that you are using in your LabVIEW code matches the Board ID that is listed in NI-MAX. If you reference the board different times throughout the code make sure that all instances still match. 
  2. Completely power down and unplug the computer, then plug it in and restart the system
  3. Reseat the card in the computer and restart the computer