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pressure setting

Postby lwallace on Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:39 pm

Does anyone know how to change the pressure setting on a Fisher and Paykel HD221LE Cpap?

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Re: pressure setting

Postby Wulfman on Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:26 pm

Try this link and see if you can figure it out from there.

viewtopic.php?t=3372


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Re: pressure setting

Postby lwallace17 on Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:07 pm

Wulfman wrote:Try this link and see if you can figure it out from there.

viewtopic.php?t=3372


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Thank you very much I will check it out. I think I know what they are talking about here! Very much appreciated!

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help..machine pressure locked?

Postby LWALLACE on Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:20 am

Trying to change the pressure on a F&P HC221LE and it's locked? Does anyone know how to unlock this? I was able to find the two black button to change but it's locked and won't change? I need to lower the pressure?

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Re: pressure setting

Postby Wulfman on Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:16 am

You can't turn the dial?

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On the side of the machine where the power switch is, left side if your looking from the front of the cpap. You should be able to see a little small cut-out shape like a square, or hidden door. Simply push and pull down and it should slide off, under that there is a black dial that you turn up or down to change the pressure.


http://www.internetage.com/cpapinfo/fp- ... mage8.html



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Re: pressure setting

Postby lwallace17 on Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:14 am

It looks more like a screw? It turns but nothing happens. Than a little key symbol comes up on the screen?
I really apprecite your help. I printed out that link you sent with all the parts? Is that the clinical manuel?


Wulfman wrote:You can't turn the dial?

Den


On the side of the machine where the power switch is, left side if your looking from the front of the cpap. You should be able to see a little small cut-out shape like a square, or hidden door. Simply push and pull down and it should slide off, under that there is a black dial that you turn up or down to change the pressure.


http://www.internetage.com/cpapinfo/fp- ... mage8.html



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Re: pressure setting

Postby Wulfman on Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:27 am

lwallace17 wrote:It looks more like a screw? It turns but nothing happens. Than a little key symbol comes up on the screen?
I really apprecite your help. I printed out that link you sent with all the parts? Is that the clinical manuel?


Wulfman wrote:You can't turn the dial?

Den


On the side of the machine where the power switch is, left side if your looking from the front of the cpap. You should be able to see a little small cut-out shape like a square, or hidden door. Simply push and pull down and it should slide off, under that there is a black dial that you turn up or down to change the pressure.


http://www.internetage.com/cpapinfo/fp- ... mage8.html



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That link is from the website of one of our forum members "DSM", who has collected various (mostly older) machines over the last five years.......disassembled, photographed and put those pictures on his website.

I don't have an actual service or clinical manual and have never seen one of them......other than those pictures.
Maybe if "DSM" sees this link, he can shed some light on your problem.


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Re: pressure setting

Postby lwallace17 on Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:55 am

It turns but the pressure does not change? A key symbol comes up so I guess it's locked? I need to know who to unlock it!! So frustrating!
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lwallace17 wrote:It looks more like a screw? It turns but nothing happens. Than a little key symbol comes up on the screen?
I really apprecite your help. I printed out that link you sent with all the parts? Is that the clinical manuel?


Wulfman wrote:You can't turn the dial?

Den


On the side of the machine where the power switch is, left side if your looking from the front of the cpap. You should be able to see a little small cut-out shape like a square, or hidden door. Simply push and pull down and it should slide off, under that there is a black dial that you turn up or down to change the pressure.


http://www.internetage.com/cpapinfo/fp- ... mage8.html



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That link is from the website of one of our forum members "DSM", who has collected various (mostly older) machines over the last five years.......disassembled, photographed and put those pictures on his website.

I don't have an actual service or clinical manual and have never seen one of them......other than those pictures.
Maybe if "DSM" sees this link, he can shed some light on your problem.


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Re: pressure setting

Postby Hawthorne on Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:59 am

Maybe it would help to mention the make and name of your machine in the title of your thread. Then people who know about that machine, may respond.

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Re: pressure setting

Postby mhb11 on Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:56 am

Turn the machine on while holding in the ramp button
Wait for a zero with dots to appear
turn the heat to four
change the pressure with the screw
turn the heat to Three
press the Ramp button again.

I don't know why you guys couldn't figure this out for yourselves...

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Re: pressure setting

Postby lwallace17 on Mon May 10, 2010 12:38 pm

mhb11 wrote:Turn the machine on while holding in the ramp button
Wait for a zero with dots to appear
turn the heat to four
change the pressure with the screw
turn the heat to Three
press the Ramp button again.

I don't know why you guys couldn't figure this out for yourselves...



Will this unlock the machine? That's my problem. I figured out how to change the pressure but the machine is locked?

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Re: pressure setting

Postby lwallace17 on Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:19 pm

That didn't work...it never flashes zero the lock symbol keeps coming up and the pressure will not change?

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Re: pressure setting

Postby wandagoner on Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:51 pm

lwallace17 wrote:
mhb11 wrote:Turn the machine on while holding in the ramp button
Wait for a zero with dots to appear
turn the heat to four
change the pressure with the screw
turn the heat to Three
press the Ramp button again.

I don't know why you guys couldn't figure this out for yourselves...



Will this unlock the machine? That's my problem. I figured out how to change the pressure but the machine is locked?


I got this to work for me on my Fisher & Paykel HC221 LE but I did things a little differently. I removed the stopper for the manometer and had the heat set to 0 when I turned on the machine and held down the ramp button. Then I was able to adjust the pressure. The machine did not display the pressure as I turned the dial (probably what the manometer is for) but I could hear the pressure change as I turned the dial & it was restarted it displayed the changed pressure.

hope this helps.

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Re: pressure setting

Postby Minerva, RPSGT on Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:33 am

Dear Fellow CPAP Users,

It is illegal to change the setting of your CPAP units. The setting is a prescription, just like medications you get from your pharmacy.


That said, I understand that sometimes it just feels like there's "too much air pressure" or "not enough air pressure." You need to speak with your Sleep Specialist or the doctor who wrote the script for your CPAP machine. If you've moved, or if your MD is not practicing anymore, ask your Family Doctor for a referral to another Sleep Specialist (this can be done over the phone, usually).

Information you may find useful
:
1) You can cause harm to yourself if you increase the pressure too much - specifically, your body will go on the defensive, and if your brain decides there's too much air coming in, it will "tell" the lungs and diaphragm not to process (breathe it in and out). In essence, you will start having Central Sleep Apnea.
2) You can cause harm to yourself if you decrease the pressure too much - specifically, you will undermine the work that your Sleep Specialist and your sleep technologist have done in diagnosing the extent of your Sleep Apnea, and finding the best pressure to counteract it without go too high. In short, decreasing the setting will increase the amount of sleep apnea you experience as you sleep, and you will continue to have the same complaints that brought you into the Sleep Center in the first place (morning headaches, excessive daytime sleepiness, irritability, mood swings, problems with concentration or memory, high blood pressure, et cetera...).

I know from personal experience that getting accustomed to this therapy can feel like a long, arduous process. It really does take 4 to 6 weeks to ingrain a new habit, which is what this needs to become: part of your 'going-to-bed' and 'staying-asleep' routine. PAP therapy is the treatment of choice for Sleep Apnea, and there is no cure for it. Surgery is available, but it is only 30 to 40% effective...and not generally recommended by board-certified Sleep Specialists. Oral appliances (think bite guard-type lower jaw advancing device worn in the mouth) have been used with measurable success for folks with relatively mild Sleep Apnea (usually less than ten events per hour). Some patients have had trouble with tolerating high pressures, and so they use both the oral appliance and the CPAP unit, but the pressure on the CPAP unit is less, because the amount of the patient's apnea is less due to the use of the oral appliance.

You will be using this therapy for the rest of your life. Always please remember that there are new masks and machines invented every year, so if you're having trouble with a mask or machine, find the best thing you can tolerate for now, with the idea that when something else is available, you'll be able to try it out.

In closing, please remember that this situation - being on a therapy for a health problem - is a triumvirate involving you, your homecare company, and the MD who prescribed the therapy. If something is not right, DO NOT LET IT WAIT 'til the next follow up appointment: let the homecare company know first, then if they're not able to adequately solve the problem, call your physician. Often your question/concern can be handled over the phone, saving you time and money.

I sincerely hope this information helps you and others who may read your question.

Good Health to you!!

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Re: pressure setting

Postby deltadave on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:29 am

Minerva, RPSGT wrote:

It is illegal to change the setting of your CPAP units. The setting is a prescription, just like medications you get from your pharmacy.

I'll bet you're a "new grad".

Oh, to be 20 again.

Or 30...

Or...
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