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[Equipment] Remstar Plus will not always start
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bigjim5551212 Offline

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Machine: remstar plus
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: not sure
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 10.5
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Remstar Plus will not always start
We have this Remstar plus that does not always start. I think the circuit board where the switch is, is dirty. You have to keep hitting the button or hold the button down to make it start or stop.

I know how to take things apart. Can we buy parts for this sucker if need be?
04-03-2015 10:38 AM
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Terry Offline

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Machine: Philips Respironics RemStar Auto with A-Flex (560P)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P/R Nuance & Pap Cap
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: Auto
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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RE: Remstar Plus will not always start
(04-03-2015 10:38 AM)bigjim5551212 Wrote:  We have this Remstar plus that does not always start. I think the circuit board where the switch is, is dirty. You have to keep hitting the button or hold the button down to make it start or stop.

I know how to take things apart. Can we buy parts for this sucker if need be?

You can't buy parts. Sorry. They won't sell them.

You can also turn on auto-start. I believe you have that option. It should start when you start breathing.
04-03-2015 10:40 AM
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Machine: PR system one 560p auto with a flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed F10
Humidifier: PR system one
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Lake View, NY

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RE: Remstar Plus will not always start
I don't believe you can get replacement parts. How old is the machine? It might be time for an upgrade.
04-03-2015 12:00 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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RE: Remstar Plus will not always start
Welcome.

Look here and figure out which machine you have.

If you take it apart, you can try cleaning the back of the pushbutton. If it's one of those rubber on circuit board type things, you might clean it, and I seem to recall someone found some sort of generic repair kit for such kinds of buttons.

The REMstar plus machines are sort of bottom of the line machines. You might start looking at getting a new one. There are some guidelines in the Useful Links at the bottom of this post. Either work with your doctor/insurance, or start looking at Craigslist ads.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
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If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
04-03-2015 01:44 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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RE: Remstar Plus will not always start
Hi bigjim5551212,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
The makers of these machines fix it so you'll have to get a new one from time to time, I don't think they sell parts to fix them. Edit: If you have had your machine for at least 5 years, it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to get a new one though, to get improved technology, end edit.
Hang in there for more suggestions and answers to your question and much success to you with your CPAP therapy and getting your machine to work.

trish6hundred
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04-03-2015 01:49 PM
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