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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  • Is your computer old and out of date?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 Logan Square computer technicians
Thumbtack Customer
I came into the shop after having spilled water all over a friend's laptop. The computer would not even turn on and I thought for sure I would have to buy a brand new one. Justin took a look at it and within a week compeltely repaired the computer like new for 1/3 of the cost of a new one! It was a miracle! Justin's shop is one of the best I've come across. 100% will recommend him to anyone looking for great computer repairs.
Computer ProdigiesComputer Prodigies
Thumbtack Customer
My power supply unit blow out on my computer..I came across Thumbtack,got a very good price to get it repaired and I was automatically in contact with a tech..Thank you Raymond Muhammad,my computer is back up and running again...
Digital Saviour TechnologiesDigital Saviour Technologies
Tamika M.
I highly recommend Chris “Jones Computer Repair”. I really appreciated his patience in making sure that I was educated and enlightened on the issues and concerns with my computer. Chris was friendly, well informed and professional. He even called to let me know when he would be arriving.👍🏾
Jones Computer Repair ServicesJones Computer Repair Services
Michelle K.
I am glad I reached out to Chris Jones. He worked with me remotely, during the pandemic, and skillfully solved my computer issues. I left the work session having learned a new pointer or two, too! I highly recommend Jones Computer Repair Services. MK Thomas
Jones Computer Repair ServicesJones Computer Repair Services
Thumbtack Customer
Ray is very helpful, affordable, and professional. He helped me order the correct computer part and completed the repair in less than 24 hours. I would definitely recommend.
Digital Saviour TechnologiesDigital Saviour Technologies
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service. Michael's ability to accommodate my unorthodox work schedule really helped. He was able to get back to me the same day I dropped my computer off for repairs that he was able to recover my data I thought I lost. His rates were very fair and reasonable. He was also able to explain what went wrong and why and what he did to fix it. I would strongly recommend him for any future computer repairs.
Striker TechnologiesStriker Technologies
Kenneth C.
Patrick responded quickly, and skillfully, even coming to North Michigan Avenue on the Saturday afternoon of all of the civic unrest. Above and beyond!!! And the computer repair, with recommended hard drive replacement is working great! 5 stars isn't enough.
Thumbtack Customer
Mark is terrific. He is very knowledgsble. As my computer crashed, he has been very patient with me (a non - knowledgeable senior) and goes to great lengths to understand your problem. You are lucky to have him as your repair professional.
M&H GlobalTech SolutionsM&H GlobalTech Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Tom. He communicated me throughout the repair, his fee was very reasonable, and he finished the job as quickly he could. I wasn't sure my computer could be fixed but it's back to being fully functional! He fixed my mac for half the price that the mac "geniuses" wanted because they claimed that the water damage was beyond repair.
ER ComputingER Computing
Johnnie H.
I highly recommend Jones Computer Repair Services. If you are looking for a highly professional computer specialist, Mr. Jones is a great choice. He is very knowledgeable and the quality of his work is outstanding. His fee is reasonable and it was a pleasure working with him. I schedule a home visit and he was very prompt. Overall, I was very satisfied with his work and I would highly recommend him. My PC and I thanks him. A very satisfied customer. Johnnie Holloway
Jones Computer Repair ServicesJones Computer Repair Services
Brian T.
I got a quick response and immediately had an appointment to bring my cracked screen laptop in for an analysis. They contacted me throughout the process at every turn. I am totally pleased with the pricing, professionalism and promptness of this company! I've found my go to computer repair company.
Computer ProdigiesComputer Prodigies
Thumbtack Customer
As a resident in the Chicago southside area, I was sure to find a computer repair shop to repair my keyboard for a fair price. I walked into a lot of computer stores, and some of their prices were off the charts! One lady even told me that in order to even look at my computer, there was a $50 down payment. I thought this was absurd. So, I looked on Google, and found Computer Prodigies. I sent a message through Thumbtack and Justin sent a message the very next day. I explained that I was returning to school and that I needed my computer by Saturday, which was in a couple of days. He gave me estimates and told me EXACTLY what I needed to hear. Other shops told me that I would have to replace the entire keyboard, just the reason being a laptop. Justin, however, reached out and told me that he could possibly repair them separately. A sign of relief. So, I decided to use his services. Although, he did have to order me a brand new keyboard,I would have to say, I am very well pleased with his work. Not only did he fix my keyboard, the job was done within 3 days. He made sure to call me if there was any problems or updates, when my laptop was ready for pickup, and if he could do anything else. I must say, this is by far the best decision I've made with going with an independent company. He gave me an overview on what all he did and everything. He's very professional and all about business at hand. He's friendly and has the most positive attitude I've come in contact with. I left his shop with a fixed computer and a some of his business cards. lol. I'll be sure to refer and recommend his services to ANYONE who's having ANY problems with their computer. He even works on iPhones and iPads. He's definitely worth the time and money! Great job, Justin!
Computer ProdigiesComputer Prodigies
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. McDowell from DM Tech Solutions met with me at my convenience, quickly assessed the issues causing my computer problems and repaired everything in almost no time. And, his pricing was much more than reasonable. I hope I don't have any other issues, but if I do, I'll definitely use their service again!
Chicagoland Innovative Technical SolutionsChicagoland Innovative Technical Solutions
April H.
I don't know jack about computers, and was a little worried about running into the kind of scenario like when you take your car to the shop and they take advantage of your lack of knowledge and upcharge you. BUT, I ran the communication I was having with Striker Technologies through a whole bunch of very tech savvy friends, and they are all convinced he absolutely knows what he's talking about. I wish my repair had been cheaper, but I'm the dumbass that spilled a drink on my laptop, not him. The price couldn't be avoided. Throughout the repair Striker Technologies was extremely communicative and gave me constant, thorough, updates. I've also been assured that if any subsequent problems pop up related to that repair within the next year I can bring it back at no price.
Striker TechnologiesStriker Technologies
Thumbtack Customer
I am currently in grad school, so my laptop and I are pretty much inseparable. I explained this to Justin who was very understanding of my separation anxiety and arranged to have the part I needed shipped in before-hand so my laptop could be fixed the same day. I dropped off my laptop and the repair was complete within hours. Fortuitously for me, my antivirus happened to have expired the day before, so they additionally installed a free antivirus program (hopefully it works well). In addition, Justin took the time to explain to me several things I can do to improve my computer's performance. Overall, the repair looks good,and I am using my laptop to write this post (all is well with my bff).
Computer ProdigiesComputer Prodigies
Thumbtack Customer
After a disastrous and messy office repair, our computers were left caked inside and out with dirt and grime. Nerd Rangers quickly responded to our post on Thumbtack to help clean up the mess. Although cleaning is not one of their core services, they offered a well-planned and cost-effective solution and sent me a quote. Shuaib arrived promptly for our appointment, was pleasant and very knowledgeable. He meticulously cleaned our machines inside and out so that they appear brand new again. I would definitely use Nerd Rangers again, and would recommend them to others for any tech needs.
Nerd RangersNerd Rangers
Thumbtack Customer
Not having much knowledge about computers I went seeking professional help. It started off as simple lag that got worse. After reaching out to Mark Levine a representative of M&H. He seemed very confident he would be able to help me. Me not having much previpus experience with computers. Trusted him. I gave him a functional but slow computer. He held it for a couple of weeks offered solutions. After many back and forth and getting the run around. The hard drive failed (In his possession) he returned it not functional he also gave me excuse after excuse as to why it wasn't his responsibility or his fault. I now had a dead hard drive out 60$ and completely denied responsibility. After speaking to.other similar service companies I was able to surmise he was responsible after bringing this to his attention he agreed to replace the hard drive and rectify the situation his company (as "professionals) is responsible for. I received many excuses where he postponed the repair. To receive an aggressive and rude email backing out on his offer to rectify the situation. I am happy to send anyone interested copies of the emails exchanged this is not how companies do business taking advantage and manipulating consumers. Please email I would be happy to prove to you each claim I am making against Mark Levine. I have all emails from start to finish.
M&H GlobalTech SolutionsM&H GlobalTech Solutions
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