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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  • Is your computer old and out of date?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 Navy Yard computer technicians
Kenneth C.
Excellent work and professionalism. Got my computer repaired and upgraded without leaving my home.
DotSight SolutionsDotSight Solutions
Nia H.
My experience with Techload was fantastic. They walked me through every step of the repair and helped me come up with repair alternatives for my MacBook Air. The repair so far is flawless and my computer looks brand new! Great price as well! I will definitely call on them the next time I have screen or device damage. Great job!
Thumbtack Customer
Caliph is fantastic - extremely helpful, affordable service, and made everything very convenient when I needed to get my computer fixed. I would definitely recommend him for any hardware or software repairs
Dynamic Technical Solutions One LLCDynamic Technical Solutions One LLC
Thumbtack Customer
David Cook performed the repair on my computer system. I must say that it was a welcome and breath of fresh air dealing with David. David is knowledgeable and never made me feel "less than" because of my limited computer expertise. David was prompt, reasonable, thoughtful, and superior in all aspects relative to customer service. Should I need assistance again I will definitely contact David. He rates 5+ STARS in my book. It would not be a mistake choosing David as your computer professional!! I learned a lot from our interactions.
It's About SolutionsIt's About Solutions
Kyle G.
Zakiya from Zoni Solutions was great. She helped me figure out the problem and worked with me on creative solutions, offering good recommendations. Her work was quality and efficient. Happy to have found her as a resource in computer repairs.
Zoni SolutionsZoni Solutions
Karen F.
I would highly recommend Paul. He responded quickly to my initial task order, and then when provided with specifics of my computer, proposed a plan and his cost/rate. He offered to pick up my laptop and do the repairs and return it, but when I said I was more comfortable with a home visit, he had no trouble with that. He was great at explaining the issues and his solution. For my task he estimated 2 hours, but when it took longer, he didn’t change the price. He was very professional in all aspects. While I hope I don’t need another service for a while, I would certainly call him for any future computer issues.
Cyber AvalonCyber Avalon
Chase D.
From my experience with Werter, he is a blunt, honest, and hardworking person. The repairman you need. He's basically been around the whole computer profession for countless years, and he loves doing it, which can reassure you you're making the right hire. He also loves teaching, so he can provide you information that you really should know. Every day is a good day to learn. I contacted him because my homemade computer was unresponsive after I attempted to install RAM and an external hard drive. During the repair, he not only fixed that problem, but he improved some hardware organization, as well as software. Basically going above and beyond. He even followed up to make sure things were running smooth. He cares. Don't hesitate to seek his services.
V-Tec - Mac, PC, & IT Build/Install/Repair/ServiceV-Tec - Mac, PC, & IT Build/Install/Repair/Service
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