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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.

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.

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.

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 Eastside computer technicians
Cynthia J.
I was able to drop off my computer and pick it up the next day, all repaired.
JELTech Computer Repairs LLC.JELTech Computer Repairs LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Jeltech picked up my computer , when he was done with it, dropped it off and walked me through everything he repaired and did to make my system better. My computer is so much faster and I love it!!!
JELTech Computer Repairs LLC.JELTech Computer Repairs LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Joseph, took his time explaining to me everything that was going wrong with my computer. He upgraded my hard drive and now my computer is very fast!!! A+++ I will always use Jel Tech Computer repairs. H e also give a $20 gift card tp Amazon for every successful referral!! So you could actually earn back the money you spent on getting your computer fixed...
JELTech Computer Repairs LLC.JELTech Computer Repairs LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Had my laptop screen repaired. Very professional and efficient as well as reasonably priced. Will definitely go back for any other computer needs.
GadgetFIx Computer and Cell Phone RepairGadgetFIx Computer and Cell Phone Repair
James T.
Joseph was professional and communicated well. The cost of the repairs were very reasonable. I'm glad that I took it in for repair and didn't try to fix it myself because what I thought was wrong with it was not what the problem was. My computer works great after the repairs. I highly recommend his services.
JELTech Computer Repairs LLC.JELTech Computer Repairs LLC.
Laura M.
The diagnosis was was quick and I was given sound advice on how to fix my problem under the computer warranty rather than pay them for a costly repair. I appreciate the integrity.
JELTech Computer Repairs LLC.JELTech Computer Repairs LLC.
Patrick F.
From the first contact, Andrew was responsive and kept in touch via phone until he made his home visit. He cleaned up the computer and, although he was uncertain about the source of the problem at first, he was able to get it running again as it should. He is professional, personable, and persistent in completing the job. I have had enough experience with computer repair to recognize competence and, without question, would use his services again
Andrew RussAndrew Russ
Thumbtack Customer
Ron fixed everything perfectly! He went above and beyond his services and I would recommend him to anyone looking to get their computer or laptop repaired. He was very courteous and informative about everything, and will walk you through what needs to be done.
Ron's Television RepairRon's Television Repair
Thumbtack Customer
I have next to no knowledge on how to do even the basic stuff on a computer. Andrew was prompt, he came to my home office and helped me resolve email, encryption, and other issues. He also is working on fixing my lap top that crashed. Andrew clearly knew what he was doing, he was professional, was easy to speak to and extremely fair and affordable! I have had not so great experiences in the past with "big name" PC repair companies. This was my first time using Andrew, but I will definitely use him from now on and recommend him to everyone! S. Milner
Andrew RussAndrew Russ
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