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RE: cost to repair cpap m/c - is it real?
(01-30-2014 12:04 AM)roym Wrote:  Is exact pressure important.
Not sure if there is such thing as exact pressure, every night is different. Mine does vary from one night to the next but I use autoPAP (S9 Autoset) so the exact pressure does not matter much providing the minimum pressure is not set too low for my requirement
01-30-2014 12:48 AM
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RE: cost to repair cpap m/c - is it real?
If you get a machine with the 'auto' feature, you need not worry so much, it will mostly be a case of watching the data for a month or so, and getting the 'MIN' setting close to the average for greater comfort.

*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

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01-30-2014 01:24 AM
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RE: cost to repair cpap m/c - is it real?
[quote='roym' pid='56631' dateline='1390543232']
I have a resmed 9i device + humidifier that is ~3-4years old. At that time I brought it from the sleep clinic and my insurance covered for it.

i have been on and off with cpap for these years. Last year I decided I really want to give.



If you send it to me I can pull the pin out and send it back to you .]

01-30-2014 11:45 AM
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Hi JWR, WELCOME! to the forum.!

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01-30-2014 07:05 PM
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JWR Offline

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(01-30-2014 07:05 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  Hi JWR, WELCOME! to the forum.!

Thanks Figured I've been a Lurker long enough .

01-30-2014 10:57 PM
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RE: cost to repair cpap m/c - is it real?
(01-30-2014 12:04 AM)roym Wrote:  Thank you so much everyone for your inputs.

If I get machine from these external websites or craigslist, can I use the same pressure as present machine. I last got my sleep test ~3yr ago and the pressure was adjusted then. Is exact pressure important.

I am not sure how often people get the sleep test done and pressure re-adjusted. Seems like an expensive proposition.

Look up the CPAP Setup Manuals link at the top of the page. You can figure out how to set the pressure to match your prescription.

If you can pull the broken pin out of the old machine, you can buy a new power supply brick for about $60 from one of the suppliers on the supplier list at the top of the page.

Check the link in my signature line for which machine to buy if you buy a new one.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
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Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
01-31-2014 01:01 AM
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Post: #17
RE: cost to repair cpap m/c - is it real?
(01-26-2014 10:42 PM)Galactus Wrote:  ... Otherwise I would talk to an electronics shop about the power connector, this is a common issue on notebook computers and it is an easy fix.

I had a bad SD card connector on my PRS1. I participate in a group that gets together once a month to fix computers, mostly software, but sometimes hardware. One of the fellows there has really sharp eyes and he could see that one of the connectors inside was bent up so it wasn't making contact. Using a sewing needle, a magnifying glass and a strong light he was able to bend the connector back down. It works perfectly now. My cost was zero.

Because of my experience I strongly urge you to try the forceps recommended by others, or take it to a laptop repair shop. Just be sure that you never use the term "medical device" when talking to them lest they freak out about liability. And bear in mind that most laptops run on 19.5-20 volts, where most CPAPs run on 12 or 24 volts. They might not have the right connector in stock for the cable, but you can probably get one at Radio Shack (North America), or equivalent elsewhere, or find it online. And if the forceps don't work to get the pin out of the plug, you can also probably find a replacement plug at the same places.

I'd sure try everything to fix it myself. Failing that I'd try a local electronics repair shop, I'd never pay $400 for such a simple repair.
01-31-2014 05:34 PM
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