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[Equipment] REMstarPlus M Series machine only turning on for about 10 seconds then shutting off
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REMstarPlus M Series machine only turning on for about 10 seconds then shutting off
Hi,

My father recently purchased a new REMstarPlus M Series machine for my grandfather to replace his old machine of the same model which stopped functioning correctly, and I have been attempting to retrieve the data from the old machine in order to transfer all the correct settings to the new machine. However, whenever I attempt to turn on the machine, the "Respironics" logo comes up, it loads for about 5-10 seconds, and then shuts off, resets, and reboots and tries to turn on again, just to shut back off. It repeats this process about 4 times and then "Service Required" displays on the screen with NO error code. I have tried unplugging and re-plugging every cable, I have ensured that the data card is inserted correctly and is being read properly by the machine, and have tried several different ways to boot up the machine, all to no success. Is there any solution to this issue, or is the machine/power supply completely dead?
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RE: REMstarPlus M Series machine only turning on for about 10 seconds then shutting off
I'd say dead.... try using sleepyhead to get the settings of his old cpap off of the sd card?
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RE: REMstarPlus M Series machine only turning on for about 10 seconds then shutting off
(07-03-2018, 01:01 PM)dmeRT Wrote: I'd say dead.... try using sleepyhead to get the settings of his old cpap off of the sd card?
It's an older machine, so it doesn't have an SD card, it has one of those credit card-like data cards. Regardless, thanks for the help!
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RE: REMstarPlus M Series machine only turning on for about 10 seconds then shutting off

I had one that would only run with the card out.
It used to run with the card in, but stopped, so I took the card out and it started running, so I just ran it like that. 
Worth a go, it can't do any harm.
I don't know if my one was as old as the one he might have though.
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RE: REMstarPlus M Series machine only turning on for about 10 seconds then shutting off
I used a M-Series Auto CPAP for years, and accumulated over 20K hours until I finally retired the machine and sold it to someone in Malta for $25. This is not the machine you want for dad or grandpa. Let's talk about a modern, fully data capable machine that will let you meet his current needs, like the Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset, or the successor to his old machine, the Dreamstation Auto.

The old settings are not much use, but using a modern machine and seeing the results in Sleepyhead, we could get the pressure settings dialed in very quickly. The reason I'd like to see you get the Resmed is that the pressure is more like a bilevel, and for an older person, like myself or your grandpa, it can make breathing easier. We can help you to get the best results and comfort from a new machine, but dialing back the clock and using an antique is not the answer. First, he is insured through Medicare. He has a history of use for CPAP. Get his primary physician to write the prescription for Auto CPAP and self-titration. He can "assist" by providing prescription services and follow-up on effectiveness. We can do the rest. A sleep test might be required, but don't assume that is the case. Get his primary physician onboard to write a script for the Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset at 7.0 to 14.0 cm pressure. The rest is finding a Medicare provider to fulfill the prescription and submit the claim.

These modern machines are also available on Craigslist, Amazon and other lower price sellers. Don't try to make a M-Series work. I can tell you from personal experience, the newer machines are much better. Come-on, when was the last time you found driving a 15 year old car better than a new one. Spend the inheritance.
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