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Beware of children!
#1
Ack! I suppose at some point my 2-year-old daughter saw me remove my SD card from my machine, because this morning I noticed that the card slot door was open and the card was gone. I asked her if she recalled where she might have placed it, and she smiled and has refused to tell me, or she simply forgot what she did with it.

I have checked all of her usual repositories and stashes for stolen household items and it is still missing. I usually upload my data every Friday morning at work, so as of now, I am only missing a week's worth of data. However, this week was special in that I collected my first whole week's worth of oximetry data that I was looking forward to lining up with my CPAP data. Those of you who have worked with an oximeter know that it's not exactly "pleasant" to wear while sleeping (can you say "sore fingernails" and "raw cuticle"?!).

Anyway, this post is part venting and part warning - if you have small children, be sure you keep an eye out for them. Those of the brighter, more mechanically inclined and/or just plain nosy, just might swipe your SD card for their own amusement. Too-funny

On the downside, I wonder what my DME will charge me for a new SD card - probably a ridiculous fortune. I'm about to research whether I can just throw any SDHC card in my machine and have it work. If so, I might go for a large storage capacity.
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#2
My 15 month old Grandaugher took notice of my APAP right away. Was very facinated, turning the knob and pressing buttons. UGH, now keep my bedroom door closed. She also managed to delete many Apps on my IPad. Sad

You should be able to get an SD card from any of the Suppliers on list above. Im sure your DME would charge twice as much.
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#3
Pretty much any SD or SDHC card will work, even if the manufacturer or DME says no. Anything 2 GB or larger will probably never fill up. Try it and see.

Don't be surprised if the medical mafia acts like you've committed a perverted crime by using a non-approved SD card. There may be some regulatory concerns about them selling you a "non-medical" SD card, but it should work fine.

In my experience, SD cards have compatibility problems in many devices even when the specs are right. Sometimes Card A just won't work in Slot B, even though the specs are right. Most people have found that pretty much any SD card works in any CPAP machine.
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#4
2 year old and an SD card? Kinda looks like cookie... so, if it proved to be irresistible, in a day or two, it should come out the other end without much trouble.
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#5
if that is the case, she may wish it was a micro-sd...
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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#6
Possum, just go to any electronics store, department store (Walmart) or wherever photographic supplies are sold. SD cards are cheap, and anything smaller than 16 GB will work fine. The original card is just a rebranded 2-GB SD card. Don't worry about speed, size, etc. just get the cheapest one you can find. A clean card formatted to FAT-32 is what you need.
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(01-22-2016, 02:00 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Possum, just go to any electronics store, department store (Walmart) or wherever photographic supplies are sold. SD cards are cheap, and anything smaller than 16 GB will work fine. The original card is just a rebranded 2-GB SD card. Don't worry about speed, size, etc. just get the cheapest one you can find. A clean card formatted to FAT-32 is what you need.

Thanks, Sleeprider.. my next question was going to be what formatting does it require. Smile
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(01-22-2016, 02:02 PM)Possum Wrote: Thanks, Sleeprider.. my next question was going to be what formatting does it require. Smile

I believe the machine will format it automatically if needed. If not, I think FAT32 is the answer.
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(01-22-2016, 02:00 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Possum, just go to any electronics store, department store (Walmart) or wherever photographic supplies are sold. SD cards are cheap, and anything smaller than 16 GB will work fine. The original card is just a rebranded 2-GB SD card. Don't worry about speed, size, etc. just get the cheapest one you can find. A clean card formatted to FAT-32 is what you need.

It's always cheaper to buy things like this online than in any big box store. A tiny one like you'd need for a CPAP machine will be between $5.00 and $10.00 with free shipping and will be in your mailbox in 2 days.
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#10
I just got two from SecondWind (Supplier #2). Paid more than I wanted but I'd rather get it from them than a big box store. I knew it would work without having to guess. Popped it in the machine and let it do its thing.
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