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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.

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.

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.

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 Mount Prospect computer technicians
Pamela M.
Definitely recommend Mike to fix your computer! He saved me from getting a new computer! So, I accidentally got water spilled on the keyboard and it stopped working! I literally thought I had to buy a new computer until I started to search for a possible repair!! And then I found Mike! He fixed it super quick! And it’s working perfectly fine now! Thanks Mike! You did an amazing job!
Striker TechnologiesStriker Technologies
Joseph J.
I highly recommend Jones Computer Repair Services for any individual and/or business in need of computer assistance. My motherboard on my gaming PC needed to be replaced as it was malfunctioning. I am not a fan of Geek Squad or any of those commercial services that offer computer repair, so I thought I'd try this site and am happy I did. Jones Computer Repair Services responded to my project request promptly, provided a quote, and scheduled an appointment with me where he would come to my home to perform the work. The technician (Chris) arrived right on time for our appointment and he performed the installation in my home as promised. He was very friendly and was able to identify the likely reason my original motherboard was malfunctioning in the first place. He worked efficiently while paying close attention to details and when finished with the hardware install, he verified that everything was operating as expected. The value of his services cannot be beat - they were affordable and his work was top-notch! I am very grateful and am happy to say my gaming PC is back up and running. I plan on contacting him again in the future if there are ever any issues with any of my computers. Thanks again, Chris!
Jones Computer Repair ServicesJones Computer Repair Services
Raj S.
Striker Technologies offers upfront pricing which is great. Mike offered me the price which was reasonable and allowed me to make a decision to go ahead with repair. My computer was having hardware issues like not booting up and he fixed all those issues. 5 star work. Keep up the good work. Very happy with the service.
Striker TechnologiesStriker Technologies
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