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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  • Is your computer old and out of date?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 Oakland Park computer technicians
Sheryl A.
Excellent computer repair. Great value. I am so graceful i chose Jeff.
That Tech JeffThat Tech Jeff
Thumbtack Customer
I couldn't be more pleased...Nigel is my computer guru for all of my future computer repair needs. He had the problem figured out and fixed in no time. He was also great to deal with. Gregory
Nigel D (Level 3 Technician)Nigel D (Level 3 Technician)
Thumbtack Customer
I called for computer repair and Raymond Causwell responded within minutes,he was at my office within a half hour and had my dinasour of a computer up and running within about an hour. I would highly recommend Raymond for anyone needing repairs on their pc, thanks again for the prompt service,George @uniflow
Island Computer Service, incIsland Computer Service, inc
Claudette R.
My computer crashed over the weekend and I decided to jump on thumbtack to find a computer repair person and Abel responded immediately. He Came out and diagnosed the problem and fixed it in a zippy! Kind, helpful, and knows what he’s doing..
Pushuto ComputersPushuto Computers
Erik n.
My computer was a complete mess couldn’t start windows and the built in repair mode failed. I went on line looking for software repair and found Harry which turned out to be my lucky day. Right from the first Harry gave me confidence that the problem will be solved. I have been using computers for many many years and met a lot cf computer geeks Harry is one of a kind he not only fixed this computer but he speeded it up and gave me numerous tips to avoid future problems . Anyone who deals with Harry will be satisfied if Harry can’t it, it can’t be done
Stein SolutionsStein Solutions
Robert B.
Very professional. And fixed two computers that I thought were hopeless. Very reasonable prices. I will use this company for all my future repairs.
Turbo Performance ComputersTurbo Performance Computers
Rick S.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Ibrahim, communication was on point from day one. He was extremely professional with his level of service. I will definitely use him again for future computer repair needs.
Ifix deep computerIfix deep computer
James a.
Geoffery (Turbo Performance) is excellent for home computer repair. He was extremely helpful, polite, and patient. He was able to get the information he needed by asking questions. He was very thorough and reasonably priced. He makes every effort to please and satisfy you as his customer.
Turbo Performance ComputersTurbo Performance Computers
Thumbtack Customer
Mark is very nice and helpful, as well as knowledgeable and experienced. I had to have a screen replaced and he did the job quickly. The last time I had to replace a screen, my computer was in repair for over a month! This was less than a week, including ordering the parts needed.
Lehigh Geeks LLCLehigh Geeks LLC
Mark G.
Mike was quick to respond. He was professional and did everything possible to rearrange his schedule and accommodate my urgent needs. He kept me informed of his arrival status and explained every step of the repair process. His rate was more than fare and given the hardship the Virus has caused small businesses I offered to pay more and he graciously declined my offer. I will keep his number on speed dial should I ever have computer repair issued again. Thanks Mike!
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