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would there be any need for a repair center for cpac?
I am a electronic technician, can fix most anything.

I see others are having trouble with their units and if there is a repair option the repair seems a might high in cost

wondering if there would be a need for a repair place?

being in western Canada my location sucks, but I am sure I can repair them.

I see some are talking about donating there old units or non working units, it would be cool to be able to offer lower cost used units that have been gone over to others that do not have much money.

looking for input

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03-15-2014 12:46 AM
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RE: would there be any need for a repair center for cpac?
Wonder what does "cpac" stand for?

The liability is high, and most machines in need of repair are usually quite old, so repair is not a very viable option. You would need to be bonded and insured as a failed repair could put a life at risk.

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03-15-2014 06:45 AM
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RE: would there be any need for a repair center for cpac?
It could be done Stan. Certainly some of the suppliers in our vendor lists are offering used/rebuilt units. The issue might be with access to parts from the various mfg's so maybe a good thing to begin with would be to contact them and see what availability/requirements they might have. Your location doesn't mean much in this day and age of internet closeness. So if this is a path you think you'd like to pursue, I'd say do your homework and go for it.
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RE: would there be any need for a repair center for cpac?
Getting parts would be difficult. I'm not sure the manufacturers would sell them to you.
You might be able to cannibalize machines for repair.

There are repair manuals for machines. In reviewing one for the S8 ResMed machine, I see there are procedures, computer software, and test instruments required to re-certify a machine.

And, you would need to be incorporated as your liability risk would be high.
Many years ago, I was working for a small design firm; and we were approached to design a chip for a smart pacemaker.
We declined because of the exposure to liability.

I might try to repair my own -- but, that would be my risk. Repair for another... nope.

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