Archived:Error -70072 with NI-Motion Controllers

Updated Nov 11, 2019

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Reported In


  • PXI-7340
  • PCI-7330


  • NI-Motion

Issue Details

When using my motion controller to generate an analog output with Load DAC.flx, I receive Error -70072: The Flexmotion controller is in power up reset state. Please execute the Clear Power Up Status function or VI before sending any commands to the controller. How do I correct this error?


Before calling Load DAC.flx in a VI, call Clear Power Up Status.flx, as the error message suggests. Next, programmatically reinitialize the motion controller by calling Initialize Controller.flx.  Load DAC.flx should now be able to be executed without populating the error message. Feel free to check out examples as well .