Attempted to reset date and time. There has to be a simple way. Checking "automatic", doesn't work.
Frist try restting the PMU
If that does not help, try replacing the battery.
This often happens when the iBook's capacitor used as the backup battery, does not store enough power to hold the systems settings. Such system setting are then lost when the power is removed from the iBook, by unplugging it.
Retrieving data ...