Have you tried plugging in the charged device and opening it as a removable storage device then searching for pictures and transferring them to your computer?
What kind of device is it?
If the device has an SD card (micro SD) then you can save the pics to that and transfer to your PC. If there is no SD option, you can reactivate the device, text the pics to your email individually, then reactivate the new phone.
Or you can try BitPim - it may work on your old device, just google for it.
My device does not have a SD card and when I plug it in to my computer, it acts like the device is active, but I cannot figure out how to download pictures? Any suggestions?