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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 Louisville computer technicians
Thumbtack Customer
Repaired my computer. Nice guys, knowledgeable, quick service, affordable. Would use again.
Repair ITRepair IT
Thumbtack Customer
OMG! My computer is older and was a mess. Harry calmly and graciously repaired my poor laptop. Additionally, he counseled me in how to stay safe on the computer. Heartfelt thanks to Harrry!
Stein SolutionsStein Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff was great. He was able to repair my computer while being patient with any questions or concerned. Highly recommend with great prices.
That Tech JeffThat Tech Jeff
Thumbtack Customer
Prompt response regarding my issue and diagnosed within 24 hours. Fair pricing and would recommend to anyone in need of computer repair.
Repair ITRepair IT
Caitlin M.
Insanely good service! Carmen kept me updated every step of my computer repair and even had it complete the same day I dropped it off!
Fire Starter ElectronicsFire Starter Electronics
Thumbtack Customer
Initially it was his readiness to help and the fact he said he could fix my computer for a very reasonable price. However, a date was never fixed for him to repair the computer. He was very busy and also had been in the hospital. I never heard from after Nov. 29. My computer was not fixed. So it's very hard for me to rate him based on this experience.
Tyler ThornberryTyler Thornberry
Dennis L.
I had to use a fairly unqualified person in Calapan Philippines bc he was the only computer repair guy on the island. He screwed it up. Liam was patient, listened to what happened carefully and asked appropriate questions. Discovered other issues as he progressed in the repair and contacted in timely fashion. Computer knowledge is very good. My laptop is back to functioning normally. Nice person as well. Would recommend to friends and family.
Liam's Technology ServicesLiam's Technology Services
Thumbtack Customer
It's about time! Finally, computer repair that is efficient and doesn't leave you feeling like you are leaving your equipment with part time kids in a big box store.
Repair ITRepair IT
Thumbtack Customer
No power to my computer. I was informed by the tech it was probably the power supply . Yes it was the power supply. Job was completed in 5 hours the same day at a reasonable cost. I highly recommend Repair It Jim Carrico A first time customer
Repair ITRepair IT
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