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[CPAP] Cpap air problems
I have been having problems with my cpap lately. It just started quitting on me and I would pick it up on one side and drop it a little and it would work. It would give me service required. I took out the mother board and had it looked at. They resoldered some connections and it worked fine for a while. It started quitting again and I had it looked at again and this time they said it was a bad power cord. I got a new cord.

Now it seems to work fine until I hook up my mask and it quits in 2-3 breaths. If I take the tube off it works fine. I can also virtually plug the air flow out of the machine it will quit also. I've taken it apart and can see nothing wrong! Any others with similar problems?
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Hi Okhusker,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Usually, if you are getting "Service Required" messages, it's pretty sure that a new machine is in your future.
Hang in there for more answers to your questions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
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Moving parts means it won't last forever. I am no familiar with that machine, old old is it? Most insurance companies will pay for a new one after five years. That suggests that they expect them to have an average service life not much longer than that.
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some simple math;

365.25 days x 9 hrs / day = 3287.25 hrs / year use

3287.25 hrs / year x 5 years = 16436.25 hrs of use

Can you query your machine to see how many hours it's been used?

Some machines present various aspects of use;

Hours On
Blower Hours
Use Hours

and I wonder if there's some additional coefficient that should be used for the cmH2O pressure that we don't know about.

Consider if you were to drive a car the same amount of time you use this machine in 5 years, it's likely the car wouldn't work very well either.
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Commonsense dictates that you have a clear choice: repair or replace. If you own an older machine that is not data capable, the decision might be to purchase a new machine or if you do not have insurance coverage, to buy a lightly-used machine from one of the fine internet vendors listed at the top of the page. Your health is too important to leave to a quick hack or bubble-gum fix. Best of luck.
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