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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 Fort Collins computer technicians
Thumbtack Customer
Just found a great computer tech. My wife's computer started showing an error on the Norton 360. The root of the problem was the Base Filtering Engine had come up missing. I tried a few things I read about, but when it came to “Follow the steps exactly or your computer will crash" I called for help. I guess this repair was in the registry and if you mess up there, it’s usually pretty bad. Jeff impressed me in several ways and will be the one I call first every time I need help, and with my limited abilities, that might be often. He is very knowledgeable, polite, a nice guy, easy to talk to and understand. Price was great and what he quoted and he was fast. Without any hesitation I will recommend Jeff to anyone in need of computer help. Thanks Jeff
That Tech JeffThat Tech Jeff
Bridget L.
Eric did a wonderful job of fixing my laptop! Before I brought it in it was having major performance issues, and Eric diagnosed the problem within a day. He even replaced some parts that were completely shot. He is personable, professional, and does great work! I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of computer/laptop repairs.
Electronic EricElectronic Eric
Thumbtack Customer
I had contracted some nasty issue within the boot sector of my hard drive that was way beyond my ability to detect or delete. When contacting Chris Smith, he was rather reassuring that he could deal with my problem. I left it over a weekend so he wouldn't be rushed and he had it all fixed and back to me on Monday afternoon. I like the fact that he's not a techie that talks down to you, but rather just gives you a straight forward approach to the issue. I'd recommend him to anyone that's shopping for a competent computer repair service center.
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