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FLIR AX5 thermal camera not working with new firmware


Hi guys
We had software for a FLIR AX5 thermal camera that worked perfectly.
The camera started giving problems in the field and we had to replace it with a newer version with the latest firmware.
No I can't seem to communicate with the new camera.
MAX tells me that it's unable to get attribute.
Error 0xBFF69011
Anybody else had this problem and how did you solve it?
Thanks in advance.

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Hi 1unidude,

Is this camera on the same system that was previously working? 

When a GigE camera is first loaded in NI MAX, we try to pull the configuration information from the camera to store locally as the initial configuration file. If there's an attribute that cannot be read or is not valid, the error you are seeing can result. For example, this KnowledgeBase summarizes an instance of the problem in the past:


1. What version of the IMAQdx driver are you using on that system? 

2. Let's try clearing out all of the related camera files on that system. You can find these at the following location, and you want to delete the *.icd and XML files (in the XML folder) associated with the camera model you are using. Make sure to disconnect the camera before doing so. After deleting the files, reconnect to the camera in NI MAX which should regenerate the files. 

<Users>\Public\Documents\National Instruments\NI-IMAQdx

3. If you haven't already, I would simply recommend checking everything in the following document. I don't know that it applies given that this worked in the past and only the camera changed, but it's worth checking.



Charlie J.
National Instruments
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Hi Charlie

Thanks for the valuable help.
The camera is still on the original system but I've also moved it onto a new system with a fresh installation.
Still no luck.
I can open the camera in LabVIEW using and I can enumerate the attributes but if I try to get a image from the camera it gives me all sort of errors.

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Drive C:\                                             800 GB of 930 GB free
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Hi 1unidude,

Are the errors on both computers the same? Or are you seeing completely different behavior?

For sharing software versions in the future, I would recommend just uploading an NI MAX report. It's much easier to read and keeps the discussion clear on the forums.


Did you try any of the steps I outlined in my previous post? I highly recommend going through the guide called out in my third suggestion if you tried a new computer. It might not have everything configured properly for GigE acquisition. 


Charlie J.
National Instruments
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