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I have a Samsung DVD ROM SD-612 and it keeps opening and closing no matter if I'm on the computer or not. There is no disc in the drive. Is there a new driver I need to install?

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I would think that the switch or switch actuator are sticking if the opening and closing are rhythmic and not intermittent. So you may want to check them and eliminate them as the problem before moving on.

Here is the manufacturer's download page to choose between the SD-612S or SD-612D as it wasn't clarified in your post: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/search/supportSearchResultView.do?group=&group_cd=&type=&type_cd=&subtype=&subtype_cd=&model_nm=&dType=D&vType=L&mType=&model_cd=&menu=download&prd_ia_cd=&acc_ia_fl=&disp_nm=SD-612&isEqualsY=

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