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If my ship has 0% oxygen in it, how can I repair my O2 generator if my crew wont live long enough to do so?

Note that I've already tried, and because of this I have 2 crew members stuck in my medbay holding even at 10% health each.

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If you still have some oxygen left, you can open a few (carefully chosen) doors to allow it to flow into other rooms. –  Jack M Jul 8 '13 at 2:56
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If I upgrade my medbay, it will heal my crew faster than the O2 depletion hurts them, allowing me to take 2 crew members and send them to the O2 generator and repair it fast enough to get back to the medbay and safety while my ship equalizes pressure.

Edit Advanced Edition: It's also worth noting that if you have Engi-Med Bot Dispersal and Emergency-Respirators you can last a HECK OF A LONG TIME in full vacuum.

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What happens if you upgrade a broken O2 system? Can you put some power in it? –  Hand-E-Food Oct 7 '12 at 10:29
I tried this once, upgrading a broken system results in the new level being broken as well. –  user2640 Oct 7 '12 at 12:15
Which is a good reason to upgrade O2 early (even if you don't power it). –  Allen Gould Oct 22 '12 at 15:56
Note that if for some reason the 2 crew members couldn't repair the room quickly enough (maybe they're mantis?), having them switch off would also work, so long as there's always someone in the oxygen room. –  Brilliand Apr 11 at 20:43
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