Question, does the iBook G3 14" have a backup battery for date/time, like a CMOS battery in a PC.
No. None of the iBooks (clam to G4) had BU (aka PRAM) batteries.
Dang. It keep setting my time and date to March 24, 2001, 8:40PM. Which is weird...
Is your main (14.4V) battery holding a charge? Date & Time relies on the iBook's main battery to keep its settings.
If your main battery is good, try resetting the PRAM: