Error when calling read function with Ethers.js HELP!!

I’m getting a:

`Error: call revert exception (method=”balanceOf(address)”, errorArgs=null, errorName=null, errorSignature=null, reason=null, code=CALL_EXCEPTION, version=abi/5.4.0)`

Whenever I call a read-only function using Ethers.js. I’ve been looking everywhere for hours & I can’t figure out why it’s not working. It lets me send write transactions, but I can’t make a simple read-only call.

async function enableEth() {
if (window.ethereum) {
const provider = new ethers.providers.Web3Provider(window.ethereum);
const [account] = await ethereum.request({
method: ‘eth_requestAccounts’
const signer = provider.getSigner(account);
const contract = new ethers.Contract(

const result = await contract.balanceOf(

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  1. Either the address is wrong or the ABI is wrong or the network provider is wrong (which is actually just the address being wrong but worded differently).

    It is very possible your provider is pointing to a network you are not meaning it to. Try adding in logic to double check the chainId of the provider, and when starting a local hardhat always start it with a weird chainId. Make sure that’s the chainId from the provider.

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