Post Reply 
[News] Philips-Respironics "DreamStation" - new CPAP series on the way
Author Message
DariaVader Offline
Apnea Board Facebook Editor
Monitors

Posts: 1,828
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #111
RE: Philips-Respironics "DreamStation" - new CPAP series on the way
(10-15-2015 02:02 PM)JJJ Wrote:  In my case it was a couple of the contacts inside the reader that were bent back so they weren't making contact. I didn't realize what the problem was until I peered into the slot with a magnifying glass and light. To fix it I used a tool that looks like a dentist's pick to bend the contacts back where they belong. It was a tricky operation that required another person to hold the light and magnifying lens, 'cause my body came with only two arms.*

In your case it might be just the card. Does the card still work in a computer or elsewhere?

*Note to God: Next time around evolve the intelligent species on a planet from the insects.


next time use a "miner's light" Big Grin

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
10-15-2015 04:05 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
DarkLord Offline

New Members

Posts: 2
Joined: May 2016

Machine: Philips Dreamstation CPAP Pro
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Philips
CPAP Pressure: 7
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #112
RE: Philips-Respironics "DreamStation" - new CPAP series on the way
(09-05-2015 12:31 AM)CaptainBama Wrote:  And as far as the LCD screen on the front, it has a light sensor on top of the unit. It is dim in a dark room. And bright in a bright room. After a minute of no usage, the screen goes black. The power button to turn on the blower stays on. But it's no brighter than any other power button. And like I said, the screen turns off. It's not a touch screen. It is knob controlled only.

I just got my unit yesterday, and either there is something wrong, or this unit is just too bright. The display on mine is definitely bright in a dark room, I could read by it! It is completely dark when in use, but as soon as I shut it off the display and power button light up, and the minute it takes to turn off seems like an eternity while my wife is still trying to sleep! Even then the blue-lit power button stays on. Neither of us can stand light - especially blue light - in the room when we sleep, if this cannot be addressed I will have to exchange for something else.
(This post was last modified: 05-11-2016 11:32 AM by DarkLord.)
05-11-2016 11:30 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Sleeprider Online
Wiki Editor
Advisory Members

Posts: 3,400
Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #113
RE: Philips-Respironics "DreamStation" - new CPAP series on the way
Another option would be to put the unit in a drawer with the hose coming out the back. More than one person has commented on this bright display flaw.

______________________________________________
Organize your SleepyHead Data
Post your SleepyHead Data from Imgur
Robysue's Beginner's Guide to Sleepyhead
05-11-2016 11:46 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
sdb7802 Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 199
Joined: Jan 2016

Machine: PR DreamStation Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: built-in with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 9.5-14 C-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Retired Electrical Engineer; began using cpap in 2001; FlashAir wifi card and FlashPAP app

Sex: Male
Location: Georgia, USA (The Margravate of Azilia)

Post: #114
RE: Philips-Respironics "DreamStation" - new CPAP series on the way
Make a little flap out of thin opaque cardboard to cover the display at night. Use tape as a hinge for the flap at the top. Also tape over the switch led. White vinyl or electrical tape is available and works good.

Just my personal opinion. My posts are not medical advice or a statement of fact. Please consult a qualified physician or other qualified medical personnel. Please comply with all applicable laws, codes, regulations, and protocols.
05-11-2016 11:59 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
DarkLord Offline

New Members

Posts: 2
Joined: May 2016

Machine: Philips Dreamstation CPAP Pro
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Philips
CPAP Pressure: 7
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #115
RE: Philips-Respironics "DreamStation" - new CPAP series on the way
(05-11-2016 11:59 AM)sdb7802 Wrote:  Make a little flap out of thin opaque cardboard to cover the display at night. Use tape as a hinge for the flap at the top. Also tape over the switch led. White vinyl or electrical tape is available and works good.

Thanks for the advice, but this is not acceptable to me. I did not buy an expensive piece of equipment so that I could tape stuff over it to make it usable. It just amazes me that they would design a piece of equipment to go in a bedroom and not at least have some setting to suppress its light output.

I called my provider and I am able to exchange it for an Airsense 10, which I did have on loan for a while. It never tried to light up the room, and also seemed quieter. I should have just bought one to start with, but allowed myself to be talked into the new Philips instead. Live and learn!
05-12-2016 10:47 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Hmm888 Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 64
Joined: Apr 2016

Machine: Remstar Pro Legacy/AirSense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed
Humidifier: Respironics/Resmed
CPAP Pressure: -
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncorePro

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: This side of the Big Dipper

Post: #116
RE: Philips-Respironics "DreamStation" - new CPAP series on the way
(05-11-2016 11:30 AM)DarkLord Wrote:  I just got my unit yesterday, and either there is something wrong, or this unit is just too bright. The display on mine is definitely bright in a dark room, I could read by it! It is completely dark when in use, but as soon as I shut it off the display and power button light up, and the minute it takes to turn off seems like an eternity while my wife is still trying to sleep! Even then the blue-lit power button stays on. Neither of us can stand light - especially blue light - in the room when we sleep, if this cannot be addressed I will have to exchange for something else.
That's my main beef with the machine. I suggest you contact your DME and tell him your concerns. Express your concerns and have him voice them to his local Respironics rep.

I personally don't agree with workarounds or band aid solutions surrounding this issue. Hiding the unit in a drawer is not a good idea as the device has an exhaust and you wouldn't want the unit to overheat. Besides, if more people "return" their units due to this issue (which I imagine can easily be resolved with a firmware update) then Respironics would make changes sooner than later (new revisions of the same unit).

BTW, I posted in another thread about the AS10 and my loaner is intermittently having an issue with the unit's light not shutting down. The AS10 can be noiser too as well, this is a known issue due to the humidifier seals.
(This post was last modified: 05-13-2016 11:57 PM by Hmm888.)
05-13-2016 11:56 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Weird Tolkienish Figure Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 117
Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: Respironics Dream Station Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus FFM Medium
Humidifier: Respironics Dream Station Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 15?
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Massachusetts

Post: #117
RE: Philips-Respironics "DreamStation" - new CPAP series on the way
Odd how I have the machine and this does not bother me in the slightest, as it's only lit up for about a minute before I go to sleep, then the display darkens. Of course I sleep with blacklights, lavalamps, and plasma lamps all over my room.
05-14-2016 04:22 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Hmm888 Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 64
Joined: Apr 2016

Machine: Remstar Pro Legacy/AirSense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed
Humidifier: Respironics/Resmed
CPAP Pressure: -
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncorePro

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: This side of the Big Dipper

Post: #118
RE: Philips-Respironics "DreamStation" - new CPAP series on the way
(05-14-2016 04:22 AM)Weird Tolkienish Figure Wrote:  Odd how I have the machine and this does not bother me in the slightest, as it's only lit up for about a minute before I go to sleep, then the display darkens. Of course I sleep with blacklights, lavalamps, and plasma lamps all over my room.
Mine lights up for about 90 seconds. Just today, I talked to my DME and he says he's been getting many complaints about it.
05-14-2016 03:38 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
TOLsen Offline

Members

Posts: 6
Joined: Feb 2016

Machine: PR Dreamstation
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: Dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #119
RE: Philips-Respironics "DreamStation" - new CPAP series on the way
Does the light come on if you use auto on? Most of the time I don't use the power button, just put my mask on and start breathing. Guess I haven't noticed if the light comes on or not. I've used the light to add water to the humidifier tank and fiddle with my mask when not wanting to wake the wife. Hit the menu dial and it comes on. If given a choice I would opt to keep it, I find it useful, and it only stays on for 90 seconds. I certainly wouldn't call the light a flaw. I think some people, as myself, like the light, or at the very least consider it a non issue.
(This post was last modified: 05-14-2016 04:31 PM by TOLsen.)
05-14-2016 04:26 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
chill Online

Advisory Members

Posts: 865
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Walk-in Mask Closet
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 13-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #120
RE: Philips-Respironics "DreamStation" - new CPAP series on the way
I don't find it bothersome. I might dim it or shorten the time it is off if I could. It does not come if you use auto-on, but that is not working with my FFM. I turned it on like that when I was using a nasal mask.
05-14-2016 05:22 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
  Reras and Dreamstation v Airsense10 marcus10 11 155 Today 02:43 AM
Last Post: marcus10
  [Equipment] respironics bipap error code hanasdaddy 6 137 12-07-2016 01:48 AM
Last Post: hanasdaddy
  Respironics 9 minute cycle with no events. pixpop 2 105 12-06-2016 09:17 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  [Equipment] Respironics blower failure SleepyinMTL 2 149 12-03-2016 12:52 AM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  [Pressure] How to change pressure - Respironics Solo slgoltz 5 20,058 11-30-2016 06:32 PM
Last Post: randx2
  philips remstar auto a-flex skylersdad 2 177 11-29-2016 05:47 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  [Equipment] Dreamstation auto off ??? johno02 15 778 11-27-2016 01:56 PM
Last Post: johno02

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)