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.
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
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.
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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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.
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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