No it isnt the death, before i say anything else lol, my mate had same problem, we found a company in italy which fixed the bios for 18 euros or so, within a week we had working pc again!! so dont worry
Also i would email the maker of the laptop, cos sometimes u can use a floppy with a bios image on to redo the bios even if the pc isnt coming on. It can access the floppy, as the video is often the first thing to go when a bios is damaged. If yo u cant get it fixed soon, let me know and i can pass on the email of the company in Italy, u will need to remove the bios iurself, this shud be easy if it isnt soldered on...