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Mindlab Technologies
Mindlab Technologies




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  • Serves South Elgin, IL

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Hello, my name is Shawn Carn. Mindlab Technologies has been in service for the for over 20 years. I’m extremely passionate about my craft and expertise. I have prided myself on always going above and beyond what is requested. Knowledge and teaching is a driving force behind what I do. Quality is to never be devalued. I completely understand having a stranger coming into you home or space is sometimes uncomfortable but I assure you, I am (IF NOT) the safest person to be around. ( even though this isn’t part of technical background) I am also a martial arts instructor ( Black Belt in Brazilian jiujitsu). So, trust me, I would never put anyone in harm or allow any harm to come to them. I have worked for multiple fortune 500 ISP and also have build structures within them that they are still using to this day. My education is self-taught at a young age and I have only honed in to bettering my skill and expanding my knowledge over the years. I have done just about everything in this field. Nothing is to small, from changing a minor screen on a phone to installing full security system in churches. I specialize in computer repair, troubleshooting and service. I have a degree in Multimedia, Graphic and Design from Wilmington University. Here is a minor list of my skills: - Computer repairs and service - Virus removals - Password removal and recovery - Webpage design and maintenance - Ecommerce ( Shopify, Amazon market, etc) - Tv Mount installs - Security Camera Install, upgrades and installs - Networking upgrades and installs - Cable management and configuration - Data management - Software management - Office application assistance - Google suite assistance - CRM training and management - So many more This field isn’t a job for me this is a passion and a hobby that turned into a lifestyle for me. Troubleshooting and problem solving for me is like getting to play chess everyday and find out something new in the process for the both of us. I would be more than welcome to give you references and contact info for my past clients, students or any other associates to make you feel safe.See more


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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 South Elgin computer technicians
Mike S.
Chris at Jones Computer Repair Services is a rare find. He responded quickly to my emails, was very professional, did work within 24 hours, and had the great ability to turn computer language into everyday language helping me understand my computer issues. I have hired him to fix 2 of my family’s computers and he got both of them running like they were brand new again (fast and without the issues I was facing) while doing so at a fraction of buying new computers. I highly recommend Chris and will definitely use him again when I have computer issues. Hire him as you will then be typing a review like I am Thanks Again Chris Mike S. St. Charles, IL
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