There are companies that provide sometimes expensive services for extracting data from dead disk drives. Unless you are willing to pay quite a bit of money, it’s likely that you’ll never salvage the photos on those devices. It is possible that such services will get cheaper in the future, but as your devices get older they will be less likely to be serviceable by these vendors. If you want that content, I recommend you make moves to extract it sooner rather than later. Otherwise, it might be time to recycle.