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Power Outage.........HELP!
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We just had a major hail storm that came through and lost power. When it came back on my CPAP machine was beeping and now is showing a "service required" alert. Won't even work at all! HLEP!
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Unplug the machine and wait a few minutes before turning back on. This should reboot the machine.
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What Opal said. If that doesn't work, disconnect the humidifier, unplug and reboot. (This will isolate the fault in the unlikely event that the humidifier is the problem).
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Neither worked! Huhsign
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Any CPAP should survive a normal power outage without any problem. It sounds like perhaps there was a surge when the power was restored, and that could have damaged it. We rarely have an outage caused by weather around here, but I think it's a good idea to unplug sensitive electrical devices if possible whenever there's an outage for any cause.
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(06-16-2016, 07:40 PM)SylviaT Wrote: Neither worked! Huhsign

In that case, my guess is you had a power surge which fried a component. Do you have a spare power supply brick? If so, swap that out first. Otherwise it's a trip to your friendly local DME.
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(06-16-2016, 07:46 PM)Jim Bronson Wrote: Any CPAP should survive a normal power outage without any problem. It sounds like perhaps there was a surge when the power was restored, and that could have damaged it. We rarely have an outage caused by weather around here, but I think it's a good idea to unplug sensitive electrical devices if possible whenever there's an outage for any cause.

I would have had I been here. We came home and it was beeping and now I guess a nights sleep without it tonight! Sad
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Quote:We just had a major hail storm that came through and lost power.

I can relate.

Here in lightning capital of the USA, we had a strike this past Monday that wiped out a list of electronics and gave my wife a bit of a mild tingle on her fingers. My CPAP survived. I'm buying a UPS for the machine and a spare power adapter.

I lost a cheap soho switch, a module for a core switch, the power adapter for a cable box, an UPS attached to my wife's computers, some Cat5e wiring in the wall/attic fried, a patch cable, an alarm clock, LED controller for my lanai lights, an electronic lock and the power adapter for it. Fun!

My house has a whole-house surge but it is useless when lightning hits on or near the house.

Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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SylviaT,
Possibly they will replace your machine since it is under warranty.

I use surge protectors on all electronics, including Cpap machine. I knew we would have bad weather today, so I just turned the surge protector to off just to play safe while I was gone.
We tend to get hit with power outages in our area, so better to play safe.

Try to sleep on your side since you will be without a machine tonight. Or if you have a recliner, that would help.

Good luck.


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#10
Hi SylviaT,
I'm sorry to hear about your machine. Since you haven't had it that long, I would get in touch with the DME and let them know what happened and get it exchanged.
Good luck to you.
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