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uscaussie Offline

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Machine: Phillips REMstar C-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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CPAP Pressure: Unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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I am a novice when it comes to sleep apnea. A friend gave me their old machine as they have a new one. My problem is, the machine will start as normal but after about 20 minutes it will automatically switch off and single beep continuously. I have read the manual but can not find anything to explain the problem so am looking for any assistance.
02-21-2016 02:12 AM
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justMongo Offline

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Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Location: Калифорния

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Are you actually connecting it to a "load." (i.e. - to a hose and mask with a person breathing?)
If so, and it's stopping after a few minutes and beeping, it is likely dead.

Repair is usually more expensive than a new machine.

However, I did find this old thread where people removed the bottom cover and their machine started working again.
Read through all of it and see if you want to attempt it.
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...Flex-reset

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02-21-2016 09:22 AM
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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

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Location: western NC, USA

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Is there any kind of error code or message on the screen? Sometimes the type of beeps (duration and number of them) is also a diagnostic code. I think.

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02-21-2016 06:13 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Help Required
Hi uscaussie,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Usually when your machine beeps and then shuts off, there is an error associated with that, and you should see an error code or service required or something like that on the screen.
Good luck to you and hang in there for more suggestions and answers to your question.

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02-21-2016 09:39 PM
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