Post Reply 
[Equipment] Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex 550P Issue
Author Message
PreciousRoy1981 Offline

Members

Posts: 4
Joined: Jun 2012

Machine: Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: Respironics System One
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Lake Charles, LA

Post: #1
Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex 550P Issue
Hi, everybody, brand new to the board here.

So, I've had my Respironics CPAP for almost two years now and have been using it happily with little to no issues with it. Well, that is until last week. In the middle of the night, the machine will beep, then beep again almost immediately. The machine will shut off and then reboot itself. The lack of airflow wakes me up and sends me gasping until the flow starts again. I tried to turn the machine off then turn it back on, but it does the same thing after about a minute or so of operation. I tried unplugging and replugging it, and the same thing happens. So, has anyone else experienced this issue with a Respironics machine? If so, is there an easy fix or do I have to bite the bullet and get it serviced?
06-06-2012 08:59 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
mjbearit Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 605
Joined: May 2012

Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS550
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: RESMed Swift FX
Humidifier: Heated humidifier - 2
CPAP Pressure: 12.5-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: So Cal

Post: #2
RE: Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex 550P Issue
Roy,
Welcome aboard. In the manual for your machine, beginning on page 11 there is a chart that lists what certain audible alerts coupled with what is on the screen at the time mean. If you don't have your manual I just used my friend Google and entered Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex 550P Beep Code and the first PDF file that was returned was the manual. Good luck. I hope it is something easy (cheap) to fix!

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

PRS1 - Auto - A-Flex x2 - 12.50 - 20 - Humid x2 - Swift FX
06-06-2012 09:36 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,065
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #3
RE: Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex 550P Issue
Is there any kind of error code on the screen?

PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
06-06-2012 09:46 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
SuperSleeper Offline

Administrators

Posts: 9,973
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Have diabetes Type II

Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #4
RE: Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex 550P Issue
Probably not the cause, but this reminds me of a similar issue...

Could your household electrical lines be experiencing some sort of voltage fluctuation, perhaps?

The rebooting could be caused by voltage dips. Do you ever experience dimming or flickering in your household lighting at times? This could indicate a low voltage situation.

Some have solved this issue by purchasing an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) and hooking up the CPAP to that. Of course, not sure if this is your issue, but it could be. Dont-know

SuperSleeper
Apnea Board Administrator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.

06-06-2012 09:56 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PreciousRoy1981 Offline

Members

Posts: 4
Joined: Jun 2012

Machine: Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: Respironics System One
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Lake Charles, LA

Post: #5
RE: Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex 550P Issue
The wiring in my house isn't the best, but I would think that within 2 years of use this problem would have been made apparent before now. There is no error message that crops up, it will just beep, shut off, display the Respironics screen, and then go back into therapy mode. I believe the SD card is full, but this occurred last night with the card removed from the machine.
06-06-2012 10:08 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,065
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #6
RE: Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex 550P Issue
I wonder if the card being out is doing it? But seems as though it wouldn't reboot....

It could be a voltage issue outside your home. We had a tree limb leaning on a wire for most of the spring. Finally a storm blew down the entire tree and they had to replace the line. The fluctuations inside our old house stopped.

You tried unplugging, waiting, the plugging back in....

Try it with another card or take the data off the card (unless you need it to show compliance)

PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
06-06-2012 11:38 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
SuperSleeper Offline

Administrators

Posts: 9,973
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Have diabetes Type II

Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #7
RE: Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex 550P Issue
I think voltage dips and fluctuations happen more in the summer time, when your neighbors' air conditioners, fridges & freezers cycle on more often, which can cause small voltage dips in the neighborhood.

SuperSleeper
Apnea Board Administrator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.

06-06-2012 02:31 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
mjbearit Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 605
Joined: May 2012

Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS550
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: RESMed Swift FX
Humidifier: Heated humidifier - 2
CPAP Pressure: 12.5-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: So Cal

Post: #8
RE: Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex 550P Issue
I found a thread on another board where someone had a similar situation and two different people had the same issue that turned out to be their "Auto off" feature. Once they disabled the Auto Off it worked fine. I honestly don't know if your particular model has an auto off, but it's worth a look anyway.

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

PRS1 - Auto - A-Flex x2 - 12.50 - 20 - Humid x2 - Swift FX
06-06-2012 02:59 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,065
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #9
RE: Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex 550P Issue
Ah! Like you take the mask off and the machine turns off?

PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
06-06-2012 03:07 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
SuperSleeper Offline

Administrators

Posts: 9,973
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Have diabetes Type II

Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #10
RE: Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex 550P Issue
(06-06-2012 02:59 PM)mjbearit Wrote:  I found a thread on another board where someone had a similar situation and two different people had the same issue that turned out to be their "Auto off" feature. Once they disabled the Auto Off it worked fine. I honestly don't know if your particular model has an auto off, but it's worth a look anyway.

Yeah that could be it. Coffee I had this exact same problem when I was running my S9 AutoSet right after I got it - would turn off, then re-boot for no apparent reason. Totally forgot about that.

I think what was happening is that I moved my head in my sleep, developed a slight leak in the mask, and the machine's auto-off function thought I had removed my mask, and turned the machine off. Then when I woke up and started to breathe through the mask, the auto-off/auto-on function turned it back on.

Turning auto-on function totally solved the issue as mjbearit said.

SuperSleeper
Apnea Board Administrator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.

06-06-2012 03:12 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  [Equipment] respironics bipap error code hanasdaddy 6 98 Yesterday 01:48 AM
Last Post: hanasdaddy
  Respironics 9 minute cycle with no events. pixpop 2 77 12-06-2016 09:17 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  [Equipment] Respironics blower failure SleepyinMTL 2 127 12-03-2016 12:52 AM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  REMStar SE with DOT Compliance musicman85 11 396 12-01-2016 09:08 PM
Last Post: musicman85
  [Pressure] How to change pressure - Respironics Solo slgoltz 5 20,013 11-30-2016 06:32 PM
Last Post: randx2
  philips remstar auto a-flex skylersdad 2 166 11-29-2016 05:47 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  Question: sound level on Resmed S9 WITHOUT humidifier, compared to Remstar 560 kowlooner 8 232 11-29-2016 10:51 AM
Last Post: kowlooner

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)