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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.

How much does computer repair cost per hour?

It costs an average of $60 per hour for computer repair. Hourly rates range from $45-$50 on the low end and $85-$90 on the high end.

Get free cost estimates from computer repair specialists near you so you’ll know exactly how much you should expect to pay.

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 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  • Is your computer old and out of date?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.

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.

Is it cheaper to replace a hard drive or buy a new computer?

Buying a new hard drive is almost always cheaper than buying a new computer. If you suspect you need to upgrade or replace your hard drive, ask a computer technician to diagnose your device (and request a cost estimate if the culprit is indeed the hard drive).

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 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.

Reviews for Los Angeles computer technicians
James H.
Best PC Repair ever! My computer was stuck in diagnosing loop and wouldn’t work no matter what i tried. He was able to fix my computer and found the problem. Great computer service and I recommend to everyone!!
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Mallery M.
I’ve been having computer wifi issues for MONTHS now, I’ve also even taken it to another repair shop. There they claimed that nothing was wrong with my computer. Another week or so passes by and I’m still needing help with my computer connecting to wifi, so then i find J and he identifies the issue instantly and is able to repair the issue with ease. I picked my computer up the next day and was so grateful that he was able to fix my computer and continue the work that I needed done. 10/10 RECOMMEND
J's Computer Repair & IT ServicesJ's Computer Repair & IT Services
Mary D.
Tom picked up and delivered the repaired computer back in less than a week. We are happy to have a technician we can use in the future too.
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Thumbtack Customer
Could not have been more helpful and professional! Helped walk me through u issues remotely and shed them! Impressive! My new go-to computer repair guy!
Rex G.
bad repair and bad attitude. i paid in advance to repair our network through remote access. he convinced me to installed his own anti virus (comodo antivirus) which i agreed knowing he is expert, but the problem didn't fix. i run the diagnostic utilities in our computer and sent him photo shot that the anti virus he installed is blocking all computer to access the server. he answered back in a very rude manner by insulting me, that i don't know anything about computer. later on, i decided to fix it my self by removing all the antivirus he installed in our computer including the remote access program he installed. i successfully fixed it with the aid of youtube tutorial and later sent him message that i fixed it and informed him that i removed all the software he installed.
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Sydney T.
When I asked for a home visit for my monster desktop, I didn't expect a professional in a suit! The techs were extremely thoughtful, kind, and dignified, and they had my poor computer fixed in a snap. I will definitely call them again whenever I need a repair or an upgrade.
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Douglas S.
I am very happy with the results of my computer repair experience with PcWorld Care. Tarik was responsive, professional and did an amazing job. My laptop from 2012 is superfast and will last me several more years. I would definitely work with this company again. I highly recommend Tarik and PcWorld Care.
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Emma G.
Tech Jeff, you were so helpful and I really appreciated you responding right away to assist me and stepping through everything and luckily the computer didn't lose any files and with your help it is back up and running. So great that I didn't have to take it to a physical place and leave it there for repair. Super Friendly too! Thank you!
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Tim S.
Our 11-year old iMac died overnight while in sleep mode. I found Thumbtack via Google, and they referred me to three repair companies in the area. I sent a mesage to PC World and Tom responded immediately. He drove to our house and after looking at the iMac screen he diagnosed the most likely problem (an internal fire probably caused by a power surge). While making no promises he gave us a realistic assessment of the possible damage (in the best case it would just need a new power supply.) Tom took the computer to work on it for a few days. He called me a couple of days later and reported that replacing the power supply had proved insufficient; the logic board had also been damaged and asked me if I wanted to invest in a replacement, giving me a cost estimate. A few days later he called to report that he had succeeded in fixing the machine and delivered it the same day. He took the time to sit with us while we checked that the computer was working properly, opening a few apps, checking sound, wifi, printing, etc) and showed us a couple of things. Overall we were very satisfied with the work he did and the service he provided. I had resigned myself to prospect of having to spend 2K on a new iMac, but in the end the entire repair cost was just $350 including the cost of the replacement parts and our iMac is running smoothly once again.
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