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Force eject CD/DVD stuck in Apple computer

CD or DVD stuck in your Macbook or Macbook Pro or refusing to eject? Here’s a quick fix.

If you’ve got a CD or DVD that simply refuses to eject from your Apple computer, whether it’s an iMac, MacPro or Macbook there’s a simple solution.

To eject a stuck disc:
Press and hold your mouse or trackpad button during bootup

  1. Power down the device completely
  2. Press and hold your mouse button/trackpad button and keep it held down
  3. Press the power button to turn it back on while keeping mouse button down
  4. Keep holding the mouse/trackpad button and eventually the CD or DVD should eject itself and then the computer will continue to boot as normal.

NOTE: I’m not sure if this technique still works with wireless (Bluetooth) pointing devices such as the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad but I will endeavour to test this later and update this post.

https Certificate Errors Caused by Wrong Date on Macbook Air

If you are seeing ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID errors when browsing HTTPS:// pages then check your computre date and time is set correctly.

My MacBook Air keeps losing date and time when the main battery is completely depleted. Once it’s charged back up the date and time are wrong which leads to strange behaviour with emails, web pages, apps etc

I noticed I couldn’t go to any https secure page with an error of ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID which is caused by the date of the machine differening from the ssl certifcate server.

FIX: Setting date and time back to correct values instantly fixes this.

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Error 201 (net::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID): Unknown error.