It's quite common for these computers to arrive with a dead battery, the short battery life, is also a known problem, you have to either keep it plugged (But then why did you get a laptop), or you can buy a new battery. I know it sucks.
What you could do is that you could look around online like on ebay or on a great site called www.ifixit.com . That is a great site and they have a lot of great parts for both mac laptops and iPods/iPhones.
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This is usually due to the BIOS/Clock/CMOS battery dying. If the battery is dead, it won't start up at all.
Check out YouTube for instructions on opening your model, and replacement batteries are available at just about any Radio Shack, or online at various places. These guys may have them, too: http://www.headgapstore.com/
I'd try another AC adapter first. It's not unknown for them to go bad and no longer deliver the power necessary to charge the battery. It's really unlikely for the charge circuitry internal to the iBook to go bad.
As this is a month old I can tell you if the Ident is right a Blueberry Ibook is not a couple of months old, its around 10 years old. If this is just new to you, the possibility is that the power adapter has failed. Remove the battery from the bottome and wiggle the cord in the laptop while holding the power button down. If you hear a chime, either the jack or the cord is no good. If not you need to get the cord tested. If you have a meter you can do this, if not you have to take it to someone or buy a replacement.
It is a system problem. There is only really one way to fix this.
You'll need to start your mac up from the original OS install disk.
You can then use the disk utility to see if the OS can be fixed or you might need to re-install the OS. Once you have started up from the install disk you might be able to see your drive. At this stage if you have not already done so you should back up those important files.