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Your burning questions: answered

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.

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.

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).

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 Miramar computer technicians
Thumbtack Customer
Ernesto went out of his way to assist us with repairing our computer. He is professional, on time and friendly. We will be calling him for iur computer needs in the future.
Complete Computer Repair ServicesComplete Computer Repair Services
Thumbtack Customer
David is a knowledgeable, efficient and reliable professional. A response came almost immediately after contact was made and David showed up within the hour as promised. My computer was repaired and I am up an running again..... with thanks.
ICS Pro TV Mounting ServiceICS Pro TV Mounting Service
Paul H.
We needed a repair estimate for our warranty reimbursement with Citi Visa card. Kyle was so wonderful, responsive, and prompt in providing the needed estimate. Kyle is fair, ethical, and far better than any computer repair persons we have dealt with (we have a geek plan with a big company and my husband said Kyle is far more knowledgeable that any geek staff at this big box company). We will use Guardian PC again for all future computer needs and recommend the company to all of our friends, without hesitation. Thank you, Kyle.
Guardian PCGuardian PC
Thumbtack Customer
Hi all. Jason provided excellent customer service in repairing my home computer. He's extremely professional and cares about doing a great job, which he did. I'll definitely call him again when necessary and hope that you will too. Neil Lubin
UrTecPro LLC - Social Media MarketingUrTecPro LLC - Social Media Marketing
Thumbtack Customer
I gave history of what happened with my pc over the phone. He arrived and took pc apart while asking "did the other guy do that". After watching him fumble around for a while he asked where I got the computer from, When I told him it was a manufacturer refurb, he immediately decided that was probably the issue. Then he asked if I had a power surge (I told him this on the initial call)...and again he immediately "determined" that's the problem. Said he would need to take it with him to diagnose the motherboard at you guessed it--a estimated super pricey repair cost. He was set to just leave with the computer completely disconnected. He also had to go "to his car" to get something but came back with nothing--this was to drag out time to justify a diagnostic fee. Needless to say he maid easy money without giving 5-star confidence in his service :-(
Resolution Computer & Networking Services, Inc.Resolution Computer & Networking Services, Inc.
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