Very simple. Take out the hard drive, put it into an external enclosure made for 2.5" drives, plug that into a desktop and then get the pics and any other files out. Not too big of a deal.
By the way...what kinda Toshy is it? I'm on my second, I love it. My last one took a crap when it got 24oz of water spilled on it. After taking it apart and letting it dry, it actually still worked kinda
They're great machines. Hers might just be a component failure, like the HD or something. Hopefully her information is not corrupted or anything.