Archived:Error -234101 Or -234107 When Self-Calibrating My NI Oscilloscope

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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Reported In


  • PXI-5122
  • PXI-5124
  • PXI-5142

Issue Details

When trying to self-calibrate my NI 5122, 5124, or 5142, I receive the following error:

 Error -234107 or -234101: Internal Hardware Error occurred in Scopes hardware. Please contact National Instruments Support.


These NI Oscilloscopes can have rare, false self-calibration failures. If you have NI-SCOPE version 2.8 or earlier installed, upgrade to NI-SCOPE 2.8.1 or later. If you are using the latest compatible version of NI-SCOPE and still receiving this error, contact NI Support.

Additional Information

This error can occur in Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX), NI-SCOPE Soft Front Panel, or an Application Development Environment (LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio). 

The error appears differently in different calibration environments:

Figure 1: LabVIEW Error

Figure 2: NI-SCOPE Soft Front Panel Error

Figure 3: NI-MAX Error