Poll: Would you Modify Your Equipment, even if it was DANGEROUS!
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Would You Modify Your Equipment, If You Heard It Worked?
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Micro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7-14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Hydrocephalus, myopia, depression, chronic ugliness, stupidity, tinnitus, mixed sleep apnea.

Sex: Male
Location: Barrie Ontario Canada

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RE: Would You Modify Your Equipment, If You Heard It Worked?
(03-16-2012 12:21 AM)Netskier Wrote:  There is something wrong with this poll, in that the subject says "If it worked", but the poll item itself says "Even if it were dangerous". This is misleading. I answered assuming the former. I wish there were a way to re-vote.

Anyhow, I would consider anything on its merits, but I would be extremely conservative if danger were involved.

I don't even want to disassemble my S9 Autoset to investigate the possibility of re-flashing the firmware because I could not bear having to sleep without it before I find some other way to eliminate sleep apnea, which I am working on.

It also depends on the circumstances. To modify the settings eg. clinician menu? Sure. To modify the circuitry, for example if switching a few wires could "unlock" something and change my Escape to an AutoSet, sure I'd give it a try. Cool But the question isn't very clear. I'd have to know how to undo the modification in case it doesn't work. I assume part of this may include resetting the hours used and pass it off as brand new.
02-22-2013 12:11 PM
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