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[CPAP] Old REMstar plus
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Machine: REMstar plus
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Phillips/Respironics True Blue
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Old REMstar plus
I have an old REM star plus that quit producing the proper pressure after it had a hard fall although it was still set properly. The insurance company gave me a new REMstar pro M series and the old one sat in a closet for several years.

Recently, I took the old machine apart, but could not determine the problem (no leaks). I reset the pressure to about double and now it produces enough air flow but is way too noisy.

Here is my question... because I am on old cheapskate, I don't want to spend the money to buy another machine but, I have a place on the lake where I would like to keep a spare machine. If I can get the old girl fixed, it would be great. Any advice on how, will be appreciated.
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04-21-2013 05:02 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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

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RE: Old REMstar plus
Hi ibfestus,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there and maybe someone will have a suggestion for you as to how you can get "The old girl," back up and running tiptop or close to it, (ha-Ha-Ha,) I don't blame you for trying to get it fixed.

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04-21-2013 05:25 PM
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #3
RE: Old REMstar plus
(04-21-2013 05:02 PM)ibfestus Wrote:  Recently, I took the old machine apart, but could not determine the problem (no leaks). I reset the pressure to about double and now it produces enough air flow but is way too noisy.

Don't confuse air flow with air pressure. These machines measure the volume flow rate in, say, liters per minute, and the pressure in centimeters of water.

You can make a simple manometer by setting a tub of water in your bathtub or other place where a spill won't be a bother. When the hose is submerged the CPAP machine should make bubbles of air. The depth, in centimeters, to which the end of the hose must be submerged to stop the bubbles is the pressure, in centimeters of water.

The amazing thing is that these CPAP machines are capable of maintaining the desired pressure over a wide range of flow rates.

As far as help fixing the hardware, well, that's been discussed here, and you may even be able to find the service manual for your machine. But these machines are pretty much gone when they're gone, and yours sounds like it's gone.

You should be able to find a cheap replacement from Supplier #2, or even by checking the want ads or craigslist.

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04-21-2013 05:39 PM
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