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Patty Offline

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Machine: Respitronics
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Unsure
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CPAP Pressure: Unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #1
CPAP Beeping
I have been using my Respitronics CPAP for almost 4 years. I have started having trouble with it. Shortly after putting it on there will be two short beeps and it will shut off and then turn back on. But after about 2 hours there will be a continuous fast paced two beeps and will not stop unless you pull the plug. Does anyone else have this problem? When I took it to American Home Health where I purchased it, they said they would have to send it off. It would probably take 5 to 6 months to get it back and in the meantime I would have to purchase a rental machine for $75.00/month. I really don't want to do that. I am not eligible for a new machine for another year. Any suggestions?[/size][/font]
07-11-2013 12:07 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #2
RE: CPAP Beeping
Hi Patty,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I haven't had that problem but hang in there for answers to your question and oh by the way, what model of machine do you have?
Best of luck to you in getting this straightened out.

trish6hundred
07-11-2013 12:19 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Nuance (non-pro)
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #3
RE: CPAP Beeping
Respironics uses beeps to provide information. Do you have the clinician manual? It may say what the beeps are for. Is there an error message on the screen or just the beeping?

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07-11-2013 12:58 PM
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RonWessels Offline

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Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS560TS
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: REMstar Heated Tube DS6T
CPAP Pressure: 11 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50F Pulse Oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #4
RE: CPAP Beeping
I checked the clinician manual for my Respironics device, and there is no mention made of beep codes.

It would seem to me that your machine is not happy with its self-diagnosis and is indicating that there is a hardware problem somewhere. I'd suggest calling Respironics technical support and ask them (a) what the beep codes mean, and (b) what you need to do about it. Sadly, I would be willing to bet that you are going to have to send it to a repair depot to get it fixed.

You might want to check with your insurance about your machine eligibility. If you explain to them that your current machine is broken, that is a significantly different situation than someone with a functioning machine that simply wants a newer model.
07-11-2013 01:55 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: H2O
CPAP Pressure: 9/14 - EPR: Off
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010 but diagnosed years earlier

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #5
RE: CPAP Beeping
(07-11-2013 12:58 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Is there an error message on the screen or just the beeping?
PR System One user manual http://respironicsremstars.respironics.c...Manual.pdf

See Device Alerts ... pages 12/13/14 for possible causes for the beeps and how to fix it
Troubleshooting ... page 15
07-11-2013 03:05 PM
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RonWessels Offline

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Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS560TS
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Mask Make & Model: ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: REMstar Heated Tube DS6T
CPAP Pressure: 11 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50F Pulse Oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #6
RE: CPAP Beeping
The user manual?!!

Holy cow, that's exactly where this sort of information should be, and it never occurred to me to look there!

According to that table, a double-beep indicates "Service Required". It does suggest unplugging the device and plugging it back in again, but if the alert persists, it's off to the repair depot.
07-11-2013 03:12 PM
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Paptillian Offline

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Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 4 - 10, EPR x2
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Post: #7
RE: CPAP Beeping
(07-11-2013 03:12 PM)RonWessels Wrote:  It does suggest unplugging the device and plugging it back in again

Huh... sounds familiar. Wink
07-11-2013 03:15 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: H2O
CPAP Pressure: 9/14 - EPR: Off
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010 but diagnosed years earlier

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #8
RE: CPAP Beeping
(07-11-2013 03:05 PM)zonk Wrote:  
(07-11-2013 12:58 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Is there an error message on the screen or just the beeping?
PR System One user manual http://respironicsremstars.respironics.c...Manual.pdf

See Device Alerts ... pages 12/13/14 for possible causes for the beeps and how to fix it
Troubleshooting ... page 15
Two beeps indicate something wrong with SD card (not inserted correctly, card full/corrupt) the solution either check card inserted correctly or get a new card. Try remove the card and see if you can use the machine without the card
which model is the machine? Plus model is not data capable machine,
does not score any efficacy data other than usage on both machine and SD card
07-11-2013 03:51 PM
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RonWessels Offline

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Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS560TS
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: REMstar Heated Tube DS6T
CPAP Pressure: 11 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50F Pulse Oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #9
RE: CPAP Beeping
(07-11-2013 03:51 PM)zonk Wrote:  Two beeps indicate something wrong with SD card (not inserted correctly, card full/corrupt) ...

Ah, I see there is some confusion because the beep pattern occurs in pairs. A pair of double-beeps indicates Service Required, as I mentioned. A pair of single-beeps indicates SD card problems (probably) as zonk mentioned.

Either way, there should also be a message on the display. What does it say?
07-11-2013 04:09 PM
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SuperSleeper Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.6 - 18 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Have diabetes Type II

Sex: Male
Location: Dixon, Illinois, USA

Post: #10
RE: CPAP Beeping
(07-11-2013 03:15 PM)Paptillian Wrote:  
(07-11-2013 03:12 PM)RonWessels Wrote:  It does suggest unplugging the device and plugging it back in again

Huh... sounds familiar. Wink

In the computer business... I always tell folks that re-booting solves 90% of all computer problems. SHa_biggrin5

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07-11-2013 06:15 PM
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