don't panic... and there shouldn't be any need to re-install the BIOS.
Try Unplugging your S10, removing the battery and leaving it like that for a couple of hours to discharge.
Then press and hold the power button for 10 to 30 seconds without replacing the battery.
Then put her back together and try again.
IdeaPad S10e, Black - Ubuntu Lucid Lynx
Crucial 2GB RAM|OCZ Vertex 32Gb SSD