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Machine: Resperonics BiPAP system one
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FlexiFit HC431 Full Face or ComfortGel Blue Full Face
Humidifier: system one
CPAP Pressure: 13-17
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Resperonics system One BiPap hard to start
Hi, First post for me here. For the past three weeks I have had to huff and puff to kick my BiPap ( CPAP ) in to gear with mask. The press button rarely works to start it now. Sometimes I remove the SD card and/or the humidifier tray and reinsert and sometimes that seems to help.
My unit is about 3 years old and I would be lost without it. I have 17 lbs inhale and 13 lbs exhale pressure. My Dr ordered a check on my SD card and the company wont get back to me. I also have 3 liters of oxygen hooked up as well to my tube.
What can I do? Is my unit getting ready to die? Thank you.
I know I should take a deep breath and relax but I can't. LOL
11-17-2014 10:12 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro & Optilife
Humidifier: ResMed H5i @ #3 if nose breathing & #5 if mouth breathing
CPAP Pressure: 12 ~ 20 & 11 ~12 if nasal mask
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Late stage 2 emphysema

Sex: Male
Location: Mousetown, Southern Illinois

Post: #2
RE: Resperonics system One BiPap hard to start
I suspect your unit is going south on you. If you have checked all the easy stuff, like verifying that the plug is securely connected at the wall receptacle, the power cord is firmly inserted into the machine, etc, etc, then you'll need to take it in to your DME supplier for a replacement. Call them asap for further info since they may need to expedite getting a replacement unit. Involve your doctor as well so that you will get taken care of sooner.
(This post was last modified: 11-17-2014 10:28 PM by surferdude2.)
11-17-2014 10:27 PM
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Machine: Phillips Respironics System One PRS1 DS760P Auto BiPAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: System One Heated Humidifier + Climate Line
CPAP Pressure: E/I 13/20 PS 4/7 BiFlex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Sleep can be a good thing.

Sex: Male
Location: USA

Post: #3
RE: Resperonics system One BiPap hard to start
Have you tried using the mask auto on feature? Is the button the issue or the unit? If the button the auto on may help you. Just a thought.

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11-17-2014 11:41 PM
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Wheezing in Williamsport Offline

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Machine: Resperonics BiPAP system one
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FlexiFit HC431 Full Face or ComfortGel Blue Full Face
Humidifier: system one
CPAP Pressure: 13-17
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #4
RE: Resperonics system One BiPap hard to start
Last night after posting, I looked around some more in this forum. From there I found a post that mentioned changing the SD card. I got a used 2GB card and formatted it and somehow go through the menu and set up a few things different. Auto on was on. But the start up number for using the mask to start was at something like 7.5 so I changed it to 4.5. I don't know what changes made a difference but it started right up both by pressing the button and using the mask to kick it on. Thank you for the responses too. Hopefully I am good to go.
11-18-2014 07:38 AM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: Resperonics system One BiPap hard to start
Hi Wheezing in Williamsport,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hopefully yougot your machine straightened out.
Yes, there is lots of great information here on the board.
One thing I might suggest, I know these machines are expensive, but you might take a look at Supplier #2 here on this forum. They have either open-boxed or gently-used machines at great prices, this way, you will have a backup machine.
The suppliers list is at the top of each page.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and I wish you much success as you continue your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
11-18-2014 10:58 AM
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Machine: Resperonics BiPAP system one
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FlexiFit HC431 Full Face or ComfortGel Blue Full Face
Humidifier: system one
CPAP Pressure: 13-17
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
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Post: #6
RE: Resperonics system One BiPap hard to start
Well, I thought I had it fixed but I couldn't get it to start up period. Then I took out my SD card and it started up on its own. Weird? Hope it does when I hit the hay tonight. I'm leaving the SD card out and calling the Medical supplies place I got it tomorrow. Maybe it needs serviced or re-programed. I'll update later.

I also checked out secondwind up there. It's an alternative solution. Thank you trish6hundred
11-18-2014 11:07 PM
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surferdude2 Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro & Optilife
Humidifier: ResMed H5i @ #3 if nose breathing & #5 if mouth breathing
CPAP Pressure: 12 ~ 20 & 11 ~12 if nasal mask
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Late stage 2 emphysema

Sex: Male
Location: Mousetown, Southern Illinois

Post: #7
RE: Resperonics system One BiPap hard to start
There could be a break in some foil of the circuit board and when you move the SD card around, it might cause it to intermittently make connection or break connection, depending on your luck at the moment. Usually that type of problem is responsive to temperature change so that might explain why it often happens in the middle of the night when things often cool down. The reverse can also be true and it may fail under rising temperatures. I'd not trust it so you're thinking right when you mention calling the place that sold it to you.

Good luck.
11-18-2014 11:21 PM
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Machine: Phillips Respironics System One PRS1 DS760P Auto BiPAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: System One Heated Humidifier + Climate Line
CPAP Pressure: E/I 13/20 PS 4/7 BiFlex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Sleep can be a good thing.

Sex: Male
Location: USA

Post: #8
RE: Resperonics system One BiPap hard to start
Could be a fault in the SD card socket as well, could be the card reader function is shot and putting the card in there is creating a fault.

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11-18-2014 11:31 PM
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Machine: Resperonics BiPAP system one
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FlexiFit HC431 Full Face or ComfortGel Blue Full Face
Humidifier: system one
CPAP Pressure: 13-17
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #9
RE: Resperonics system One BiPap hard to start
I got a friendly reply from my medical supplies person. They told me they will check it out and I might get a new unit that was used for maybe a month and returned from a Medicare patient that was not using it so Medicare refused to pay on it. It's like new and won't cost much. Then I might sell my broken unit to that secondwind place if it turns out this is the case. Just hope it holds out til I get it working or get a new used one.
11-19-2014 11:49 PM
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Post: #10
RE: Resperonics system One BiPap hard to start
I like to have a back up unit in the closet, ready to go. Just in case. When my BiPAP started to fail I bought another one used on craigslist, and then the ResMed VPAP Auto that I'm using now.

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11-20-2014 12:01 AM
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