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how to prep a machine for sale
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how to prep a machine for sale
Last November Philips finally remediated my Dreamstation Go portable auto CPAP machine.  They sent me a machine that was never actually sold to any customer and replaced the faulty foam with whatever foam-type-substitute they are deeming is safe now (did I hear silicone?).  

I have used it for maybe 10-14 nights sleep and have decided to sell it as I don't need it anymore.  

What, if anything, would I do to ready this machine to sell?
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RE: how to prep a machine for sale
how do you know you don't need it anymore?

don't think you need to do anything special.

Supplier #2 buys and refurbs machines might be worth sending them a mail asking how much they are offering.
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RE: how to prep a machine for sale
Nothing needs to be done other than resetting the machine to factory defaults and formatting the SD card. From the manual:

Use the Reset Data function to clear patient data from the therapy device, as well as
an SD card and modem (if installed). After you click to execute Reset Data, the device
will display a message asking you to confirm the reset. Click again to reset data in the
device.
Note: Reset Data resets Blower Hours that are visible to the patient, but it does not
reset Machine Hours in the Provider Menu.

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RE: how to prep a machine for sale
mm very interesting tidbit, i was unaware of this part

"Note: Reset Data resets Blower Hours that are visible to the patient, but it does not reset Machine Hours in the Provider Menu."
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RE: how to prep a machine for sale
Thanks Sleeprider. No worries, I had no intention of trying to flog it on Apnea Board. Thanks for the helpful info. Sounds easy peasy.

Narcil: I have my Airsense 10 as a backup, and my new DME has volunteered to work on getting me my recall replacement for the PRS1-560BT. This machine got caught in the netherworld as I am Canadian but bought this from a US online retailer and had delivered to me while in the US. Hopefully I will get a replacement this year lol, since I registered my 2 recalls July of 2021. (I'm not holding my breath...)
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RE: how to prep a machine for sale
(05-23-2024, 07:06 AM)Narcil Wrote: mm very interesting tidbit, i was unaware of this part

"Note: Reset Data resets Blower Hours that are visible to the patient, but it does not reset Machine Hours in the Provider Menu."

That's why, when buying a used machine from an individual, I always familiarize myself with how to access the provider menu to check the blower hours. A good rule of thumb is that a machine has a lifetime of 5 years, so if you figure 8 hours a night for 5 years you get a machine lifetime of roughly 15 000 blower hours. Of course, machines can last a lot longer than this, but I wouldn't count on it unless the price was extremely low.

Over the years I've bought three machines on craigslist, gave one of them away because it was a recalled PRS1, sold one of them on craigslist, and still have the S9 VPAP Auto, which I use as a backup travel machine. It's always good to have at least one backup machine in case of emergencies. In the last 12 years I've never slept a wink without a machine.
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