Acer aspire 7736z wont turn on.

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Wednesday January 9, 2013
Last seen
January 9, 2013

I cant get my laptop to turn on what so ever. Does anyone have or have had the same problem. This morning it worked okay for a few minutes before it shutdown completely, then went to a blank dimly lit black screen. Now when I press the power button nothing happens. I Don't know if the charger isn't working or if it needs a new battery, or what. A few months back my Acer tablet shut down and all the problem was is that it needed a new charger which I found at Walmart for $12. On the Acer forum all the experts were telling me things that were over my head. I was afraid I'd have to buy a new one which is what I'm thinking I might have to do with this laptop :(
Any response would be sincerely appreciated. Thank you for you time :)