Self-test Error -50010 Shown in MAX

Updated May 21, 2018

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Issue Details

Why Do I Get Error -50010 when Running Self-Test in Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) with an M-Series PCI DAQ Card?

Error -50010 occurred at an unidentified location

Possible reason(s):
The specified offset is out of range for read operations. The operation could not be completed as specified.




This error is hardware related, and error can occur even after the hardware setup has been functioning correctly. A possible cause may be a power surge or an excess of voltage being passed through the PCI bus.

Possible solution:
  • Re-install the card in the same slot
  • Switch the card from the current PCI slot to another working slot in the computer
  • Some PCs have a removable backplane for the PCI slots. Try to replace the backplane: a BIOS update may be required.