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A second line isn't needed, this wouldn't cause blank pages to be printed. This could cause fax's not to be received if the line is in use. There could be 2 causes of blank fax's. Either the obvious which is the person sending the fax is faxing the document the wrong way up. Or the fax board on your copier has a malfunction. Because of the copier's age, this seems likely, although i hope not. hope this helps.
Are you working with a line over VOIP like Vonage? If so faxes can be hard to send and receive because of line condition.
Also, if you have DSL make sure that you have the proper line conditioners in place so you have good line condition.
If those aren't a problem then contact your phone provider to discuss the issue.
Try a phone hand set on the wall jack to make sure you can get a dial tone and the line is alive. Then plug the fax phone line into that wall jack. Make sure the phone line is also in the right port on the back of the Officejet printer, where it most likely says LINE -IN and NOT where it shows an image of a phone set.