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CPAP Beeping
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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]
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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
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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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#4
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.
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(07-11-2013, 01:58 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



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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.
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(07-11-2013, 04:12 PM)RonWessels Wrote: It does suggest unplugging the device and plugging it back in again

Huh... sounds familiar. Wink
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(07-11-2013, 04:05 PM)zonk Wrote:
(07-11-2013, 01:58 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

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(07-11-2013, 04:51 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?
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(07-11-2013, 04:15 PM)Paptillian Wrote:
(07-11-2013, 04:12 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. Grin
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