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Try doing two or three Printhead Cleaning cycles, from your printer's Maintenance menu (or Maintenance functions in your HP software on your computer, where it can also be ordered.)
If those Cleaning cycles are offered as 'Black' versus 'Color' or '[various colors]', then choose Black Cleaning or Clean Black.
Let me know whether that gets the black ink flowing freely - it should.
As for why the selection for Premium Photo Paper get it flowing... maybe, because that type of paper requires a larger ink volume, and that way it gets through the partially clogged printhead / 'nozzles'? at a guess.
They may have clogged, because the old black ink ran dry, perhaps, also.
Let me know the result, please... or if you need further instructions.
If the result is good/favorable, please tell me, so that I may close this case. Thanks!
Is the black ink color still no showing up on normal printouts? Or is it at least faintly showing up, now?
Try a Print Quality Check Sheet, which will print blocks or lattices of all four colors out.
OK. That's a solution to the problem.
Would you like to know about valuable options for disposing of your old HP printer?
(Or is it already long gone and in the trash?)
Here's a link to HP's offers, RE disposing of your old printer:
There are the options of getting cash for turning in your old HP printer, of donating it, of getting credit toward purchase of another, etc.
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