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Remstar Auto M Series "Service Required"
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Remstar Auto M Series "Service Required"
Machine worked great and turned off normally in the AM. Turned machine on at bedtime and it came up with "SERVICE  REQUIRED" and buttons flash and machine beeps. I removed smart card and unplugged machine for a long period of time and still get massage when plugged back in. Any help in resetting or repair would be helpful.
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RE: Remstar Auto M Series "Service Required"
Service would be more, or equal to a new machine. Your machine was issued between 2005 and 2008, and by now has far exceeded its expected life. Your choices are to obtain a new machine through insurance and a DME, or to buy online. FWIW, online prices for a new Philips Respironics Dreamstation on Amazon is about $400. Use that as a benchmark against getting a prescription renewal ($??), possible sleep study ($3000+), and acquisition through a DME at nearly $1800.
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RE: Remstar Auto M Series "Service Required"
Try unplugging it from the wall. Then unplugging the cord from the back. Wait at least a minute. Plug it back into the back of the machine then into the wall again. I doubt it will make a difference but it might.

It sounds as if your machine has some sort of fatal error. Is there no error message other than Service Required? Are the beeps evenly spaced or seem to be a repeating pattern?
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RE: Remstar Auto M Series "Service Required"
Hi msgill59,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Usually when you get beeps and a service required message, a new machine is in order.
Good luck to you with your machine decision and also with your CPAP therapy, hang in there for more responses to your post.
trish6hundred
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RE: Remstar Auto M Series "Service Required"
Thank you all for your replies. Very disappointed with my machine on why it worked so well for many years and over night DEAD! Of course my prescription is older than a year and I need a new one. I just hate the process on getting a new machine. 

Cheers
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RE: Remstar Auto M Series "Service Required"
This response is probably way to late for most folks.  I grabbed my old machine which was meant to be a "backup" unit and some time ago, it suddenly started to abort startup and go into the "service required" mode, with all 3 lights blinking.  I came back here to see if there were any recent resolutions, and found none.  So I began playing around with it and stumbled upon a fix which works every time on my machine... the fix is this:

Plug the machine in...wait until it goes in to "service required" is shown and all 3 lights are blinking.

Press and hold the power button in.

Disconnect the power connector from the back of the machine while still holding in the power button.

After about 2 seconds, plug the power connector in while still holding the power button.

It will take what seems a long time but the machine will boot up as normal, then you can finally release the power button.

The machine will stay "fixed" for normal use....unless the unit is unplugged, or there is a power outage.  When power is reconnected, use the process above to reset the machine.

This worked for me every time...I'm not sure it will work for anyone else...good luck!
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RE: Remstar Auto M Series "Service Required"
To tommagic1 : Thank you so much for eliminating what would have been a restless night with no sleep. Your FIX on the REMstarplus m- series of not turning on & the lights flashing was right on. Cudos & much thanks to you.
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RE: Remstar Auto M Series "Service Required"
(02-02-2019, 04:00 PM)tommagic1 Wrote: This response is probably way to late for most folks.  I grabbed my old machine which was meant to be a "backup" unit and some time ago, it suddenly started to abort startup and go into the "service required" mode, with all 3 lights blinking.  I came back here to see if there were any recent resolutions, and found none.  So I began playing around with it and stumbled upon a fix which works every time on my machine... the fix is this:

Plug the machine in...wait until it goes in to "service required" is shown and all 3 lights are blinking.

Press and hold the power button in.

Disconnect the power connector from the back of the machine while still holding in the power button.

After about 2 seconds, plug the power connector in while still holding the power button.

It will take what seems a long time but the machine will boot up as normal, then you can finally release the power button.

The machine will stay "fixed" for normal use....unless the unit is unplugged, or there is a power outage.  When power is reconnected, use the process above to reset the machine.

This worked for me every time...I'm not sure it will work for anyone else...good luck!

Excellent.  I still have one as a back up and I knew these machines did this now and again, but I didn't know how to overcome it.
Thank you for this information.
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RE: Remstar Auto M Series "Service Required"
What is considered a long time? I. In real trouble here. If I can't get this machine to work by tonight, I'll die. I have a heart condition that is largely brought on by the lack of sleep. 

I'm trying the steps mentions and I'm not getting any results. All I did was unplug my machine and plug it back in and I got this message. I've been using it less than 6 months. I have zero money and am unable to work. I neep help y'all, I'm starting to really panic...
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RE: Remstar Auto M Series "Service Required"
Synthwave, welcome to the forum. If you can't get the machine going on this Sunday evening, you will certainly be uncomfortable, but we'll hope to still hear from you tomorrow. Where are you located, in case someone can help. I had the M-series, but it is a very old machine now. We will help as best we can.
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