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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.

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 Santa Rosa computer technicians
Steven L.
Was very responsive up to a point. Needed my computer fixed due to it slowing down my business so I sadly had to take my computer to a repair shop. But would love to work with him in the future for endeavors that are not time sensitive.
Lindauer Mac ConsultingLindauer Mac Consulting
Thumbtack Customer
Very impressed with Brian's expediency in resolving the problem. He was the only computer repair place in Santa Rosa to respond the day I posted my need. Called him up the next day and his price (for a motherboard battery replacement) was the lowest of 4 other places I also called. Came in with the computer, he fixed it ASAP and very nice/professional. Will definitely go back to him for future computer needs. -Dave
Affordable Computer ServiceAffordable Computer Service
William D.
I had an awesome experience with DCC! My Lenovo All-in-one was not able to get on wi-fi. I attempted some self help options and the decided to call Lenovo. After being on the phone with Lenovo for hours trying to fix the issue, resetting the computer, downloading drivers, (pretty much everything I had already done) giving host control to Lenovo and see about a replacement since I just got the device in December, Will of DCC came to my house and spent a couple hours fixing the problem. He saved me sooo much time, money and headache from having to send in my entire unit to get "repaired". He went the extra mile to make sure my computer was running at peak performance, he recycled an old laptop for me, and he is in the process of repairing the hinges on one of my other laptops. Will of DCC is a first class computer guy! I'm only calling him from now on and recommending him to anyone with computer issues.
Dirt Cheap ComputersDirt Cheap Computers
Thumbtack Customer
I had Will work on both my desktop and laptop for errors unknown to me that were keeping both machines from performing proper start-ups. He fixed both machines in a matter of days and was able to describe in full what had gone wrong and how to better maintain the machines so that the problems would not reoccur. I believe the only thing that I would have liked sooner was an estimate for the cost of the repairs. However, even so, he is the most affordable tech that I have found and his service was excellent. I will call him again when computer issues arise in the future.
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