1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 31, 2013 7:24 AM by sterling r
AppleRon Level 1 (0 points)

When printing in Maverick to an hp printer I get the error "hold for authorization " . It asks for my username and password which I put in and it seems to start print but then I get my error. I am printing film.

MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.4.6), Dual 2 Gig, 2 Gig RAM
  • sterling r Community Specialists

    Hey there AppleRon,


    It sounds like you are not able to print from your printer after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.9.

    I want to recommend the troubleshooting steps in this article:

    Troubleshooting printer issues in OS X


    Follow these steps until the issue is addressed:

    1. Make sure that the printer is powered on, has ink / toner, and that there are no alerts on the printer’s control panel. Note: If you cannot clear an alert on the printer's control panel, stop here and check the printer's documentation or contact the manufacturer for support.
    2. Ensure the printer is properly connected to a USB port on the Mac or AirPort base station / Time Capsule. If the printer is a network-capable printer, make sure that it is properly connected to your home network.
    3. Use Software Update to find and install the latest available updates. If an update is installed, see if the issue persists.
    4. Open the Print & Scan pane or Print & Fax (Snow Leopard) pane in System Preferences.
    5. Delete the affected printer, then add the printer again.

    If the issue persists, try these additional steps:

    1. Reset the printing system, then add the printer again.
    2. If the issue still persists, reset the printing system again.  Download and install your printer's drivers. Then, add the printer again.
    3. Contact the printer vendor or visit their website for further assistance.

    Additional Information

    Note: If your printer is wireless-capable, you should first add the printer to your network. Use the printer's control panel, or temporarily connect the printer to your Mac via USB.  For more details, see this article.


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