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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does computer repair cost?

The cost to fix your computer or laptop will depend on the extent of the repair and the labor rates in your area. For example, a repair service may charge $100 to fix virus or malware issues or $320 to fix a cracked or damaged screen. On average, computer repair technicians charge $60/hour for their services. However, hourly rates can range from $45-$90

To find out exactly how much it will cost to fix your desktop, laptop, Apple or PC computer, request cost estimates from computer repair specialists near you.

Who can fix my computer?

If your computer needs repairs, hire a technician who has experience with your computer’s model and brand. Ideally, the pro you choose should have certifications, training and/or a degree in a related field. 

Look for top-rated, qualified computer repair services in your area on Thumbtack.

Is it worth replacing the motherboard on a laptop?

If your laptop’s motherboard was damaged by physical impact, liquid, heat or electrical damage, you may need to replace it or buy a new computer. You should consult computer repair experts near you to determine if replacing your laptop’s motherboard is worth the cost. Compare the price quotes you receive with new laptop prices, and decide which option is the most cost-effective.

What should I do before sending a computer in for repairs?

Before you send your computer to a technician to fix it, take the following precautions:

  • Make sure you hire a reputable, top-rated professional to handle the repairs. Look at past photos of work they’ve completed and read their customer reviews on Thumbtack.
  • Back-up your data. To ensure you don’t lose the data on your computer, back-up your files to an external hard drive. 
  • Ensure you have access to important information. If you need to access certain files or information from your computer, make sure you can access that information through a cloud storage system or external drive. 
  • Erase sensitive information. If you have files (documents, photos, etc.) that contain sensitive information about your finances, accounts, passwords, etc., delete them before you bring your computer to a repair shop. 
  • Log out of your accounts. Make sure you’re logged out of your bank, social media and other accounts.

How many years does a laptop last?

Depending on its quality, age, condition and maintenance, a laptop may last only a few years or up to seven years. Of course, your laptop may last longer or shorter depending on how well you take care of it. If you think your laptop needs repairs, don’t procrastinate — hire a technician to look at it before the damage becomes irreparable.

Is it worth fixing a computer?

It depends. If the damage is severe, you might be better off buying a new computer than spending hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on repairs. Always get price quotes from a few computer repair services near you, and compare those estimates to desktop and laptop prices. If it's cheaper to fix your computer,  consider doing so. But if it's cheaper to buy a new device, that's probably your best option.

Should I repair or replace my computer?

To determine if you should replace or repair your computer, consider the following:

  • Has your warranty expired?
  • Is your computer old and out of date?
  • Is the cost to fix your computer 50% or more of the cost of replacing it?
  • Before it broke, was your computer working slowly and inefficiently?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s probably time to replace your computer. When in doubt, consult a technician for their expert opinion.

Reviews for Phoenix computer technicians
Thumbtack Customer
Tim did a great job repairing my computer.
Your TechYour Tech
Craig R.
Super fast repairs to my son’s computer. Drop-off to pick-up less than 24 hours. Highly recommended!
Az Tech NinjaAz Tech Ninja
Thumbtack Customer
Repaired my laptop computer in one day. Was very professional, even came to me for pickup and delivery. Price quoted was the amount paid, no hidden/extra charges. Highly recommend!
theITDGroup LLCtheITDGroup LLC
Meaghan H.
If you wanted define the perfect computer repair company, it would be Sam & theITDGroup LLC. Super friendly and professional. He worked very quickly to get our company’s computer running again. We are really appreciative of his skills. We will not only refer them but also us this company for all of our laptop/desktop needs.
theITDGroup LLCtheITDGroup LLC
John S.
Ryan went above and beyond to fix my computer within a day of requesting his services. He provided the best customer service I have ever received from a technician of any kind. My computer is running blazing fast again for a cheaper price and with less hassle than I had ever hoped. I saved his number in my phone and will refer him to anyone I know who needs computer repairs and services.
Tech QualitiesTech Qualities
Thumbtack Customer
All worked out in the end. Michael has more than one store and the employee at a satellite store in which my computer was being repaired called me with a quote of 150.00 to replace the power supply and to ask if I wanted to repair it or not since it was an older model. I requested the repair. He called back in few hours to let me know it was complete and just wanted to let me know he used a refurbished power supply. This was not acceptable to me so he said a new one would take a few days and would be 200.00 and the one that he used was from a computer that was hardly used (that would make it a used part not refurbished). I emailed Michael and he responded within the hour and apologized and said he would make sure a new part was used. I picked up the computer the next day and the employee apologized and let me know it was the first one he had installed on his own without someone there and they usually handled calling the customer. My computer works fine but not sure if the power supply used was new, refurbished or used - no box was shown.
Thumbtack Customer
I first contacted Ryan to repair the screen on my laptop as it had broken. He was able to get the part and have it repaired in under 3 days, and he dropped it back off to me. I also he a virus on my tower, which he had to wipe and set everything back up, but he did an excellent job and saved me so much time. It was a custom build and I just did not want to go through setting up the drivers and windows again. Not only that, he added in software to test my computer's limits. He's great and I would recommend him to anyone for your computer needs.
Tech QualitiesTech Qualities
Thumbtack Customer
Sam was very flexible and was on his way home and stopped by to pick up my laptop for repair he brought it back to my home on the weekend at my convenience he is a fair priced and trustworthy person feel relieved that I finally have a great go to guy for my computer needs highly recommended
theITDGroup LLCtheITDGroup LLC
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