I was there too... but it was too late once they dropped the console to the floor from inside the piece of furniture where it was... Happened as they were playing Mario Party 5 with wired Gamecube controllers, and one of them pulled on the cable.
The shock meant that now my Wii won't read ANY disc (the disc tray makes an unusal noise when attempting to read from discs, which says it all: it's damaged).
Now that wouldn't be too much trouble, since I mainly play from a HDD nowadays, but then a couple hours later, they pulled the console AGAIN, and now it's the HDD that's damaged, along with all the data that was on it, so I can't read my games from it either. I'm attempting to recover the partition on it right now (and will let my laptop do its magic all night long), and hopefully not all is lost.