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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.

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.

Where can I take computer classes?

You can take computer classes or lessons from an instructor near you. Use Thumbtack to find top-rated computer teachers in your area, and get price quotes from several experts who seem like a great fit. When evaluating potential instructors, find out if they offer virtual or in-person lessons. You should double-check that they have credentials and can teach you the skills you want to learn.

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.

What are the most basic computer skills?

Some of the most basic computer skills that are worth learning include: 

  • Utilizing standard programs (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Troubleshooting minor issues
  • Installing software and apps
  • Setting up internet/Wi-fi
  • Running security updates as needed
  • Creating presentations and slideshows
  • Creating spreadsheets and data reports

Find a good computer instructor near you who can help you learn essential skills.

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 Alpharetta computer services
Shawn K.
This was the BEST experience ever. I will continue using him for ALL my computer needs.
That Tech JeffThat Tech Jeff
Tony s.
Fred was great! Since we lived about 90 minutes apart, Fred made every effort to meet half way to exchange the computer for service. He was very courteous, professional, and provided excellent value for his service. I would highly recommend Fred for any computer related services.
Solid Solutions by FredSolid Solutions by Fred
Thumbtack Customer
Was dependable and truthful and helped me make the right decision about my computer even though it was not positive financially for him.
RapidtechRapidtech
Thumbtack Customer
Very good service. Took his time to make sure my computer looks and runs like new! Will very much use this company again.
Top Techs ComputersTop Techs Computers
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