DVD writer stopped working

Hi all,

Basically will keep it short and sweet;

I have a Lite-on DVD writer, a few years old, SOHW 1213S. The writer used to be perfect, no complaints but recently there is a error on the bootup of my PC.

On the boot / memory check screen it reports “No 80 IDE Conductor Cable Installed” or something along those lines.

Now the writer will read DVD’s and CD’s fine but cannot write on either. It will simply complete the writing process and not write anything to the disc.

There have been no modifications made to the PC since it was all working, no extra hardware or CD Writing software added.

Any ideas?