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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 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.

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  • Is your computer old and out of date?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.

Reviews for Meriden computer technicians
Thumbtack Customer
The power button on my laptop was not operational. It was a design problem and not uncommon among other users of this particular computer. What was challenging was that is was not as simple as a switch replacement but a very small piece of plastic that was broken beneath the buttom. With David's ingenuity and persistence "Problem Resolved". David's quote for the repair was more than fair and his turnaround time was great. Hire this guy.... you'll be glad you did.
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Thumbtack Customer
David and I had quite the wild ride when it came to my 3 year old Alienware 14. Originally, I just needed the dead battery and incomplete keyboard changed (which he completed fairly quickly, all the while explaining to me exactly what he was doing/had to do step by step). Although everything seemed perfect for a while, my laptop randomly decided to retire itself by suddenly letting out some smoke. David was SUPER QUICK to reply back to my frantic phone call and took the laptop back right away to investigate. Although unfortunate, David was able to get to the root of the problem and gave me a clear step by step explanation of what exactly happened. Just to be super clear on the subject, what happened to my laptop was COMPLETELY UNRELATED to Dave's repairs. But! Despite the loss, he was a huge help in the aftermath. Not only did he help me find a new laptop that would match the performance (and sturdiness) of my old one, he also provided me with plenty of advice about what to do next AND HELPED ME SAVE & TRANSFER ALL MY OLD HARD DRIVE INFORMATION! This was super important to me as I had a set of sentimental photos I did not want to lose. There was a lot of pressure around the situation and we were all basically running around in circles as I was due to leave for school soon. But in the end, with all of Dave's help, we prevailed. I am forever grateful for Dave's service, kindness, and professionalism. He is also super affordable! I'll definitely be reaching out to him again if I have anymore computer issues.
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