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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.

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  • Is your computer old and out of date?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 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.

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 North Lauderdale computer technicians
Thumbtack Customer
Raymond was professional, efficient, and fast. He got my old and very slow computer up and running the same day I hired him with no issues. I will definitely be hiring him for future computer repair needs!
Island Computer Service, incIsland Computer Service, inc
Chase D.
Harry was able to fix my sound card issues and determine why I have slow computer performance while using Photoshop and Lightroom. He spent many hours working on these issues and displayed a great deal of knowledge. He went above and beyond my expectations and was worth every penny. I highly recommend hiring him to work on your computer and will certainly consider him for future computer repair.
Stein SolutionsStein Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Geoffery was very professional. Repaired my laptop quickly. Stayed within the price he quoted me (no hidden fees or surprise charges). He is officially my new computer guy! Would definitely recommend to a friend.
Turbo Performance ComputersTurbo Performance Computers
Elizabeth T.
I had these pop ups that would not go away and eventually it just stopped working. I was ready to throw it out of the window but thought I would try to have it repaired. Nick was available the same day I contacted him. He communicated quickly and came to my house to repair the computer. I had some viruses that he removed and he also did some kind of tune up that sped my computer up. I am very happy with the work and will call if I need anymore help.
Dr. Nick Computer MDDr. Nick Computer MD
Andrea T.
This guy is the best. He knows what he is doing and that tops off all the others. He saved my computer from recovery mode and it’s now back to normal. Highly recommend for fast and easy repairs. Will come back for services when needed.
MorTech  Remote Computer SupportMorTech Remote Computer Support
Nicole K.
I’M A HAPPY CUSTOMER!! EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED! BIG THANKS IN MY TIME OF NEED! My dad recently passed and turned over his accounting business to me. I needed to get into his software to first invite his former clients to his memorial service. Major problem! I couldn’t get it open. After struggling with my dads slow computer for a 2 weeks trying to wait for it to work, I began to worry and desperately look for options. I called and searched online. I was told of prices up to $200 and most said I would need to drop it off and wait. Then Thumbtack popped up in a search. I reached out to a few providers. This one was responsive and gave me a great price. He came over within a couple of hours and fixed it in less than one hour! I’m so happy with Thumbtack. I’m especially happy with this provider! He knew his stuff and got right down to business. He fixed my dads computer and it’s running like new! He even helped me open the software and download the list of clients to make address labels. Then he showed me how to hook my dads printer up wirelessly! He was also very warm and kind. I always worry about inviting strangers to my home. I looked at his reviews and I can see why he’s so in demand. You can’t go wrong with him. I will hire him again for any repairs I need and happily refer him.
Island Computer Service, incIsland Computer Service, inc
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