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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.

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  • Is your computer old and out of date?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.

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.

Reviews for Lafayette computer technicians
John M.
The BEST computer IT I've ever had, by far. Hope to have him doing any necessary repairs and tweaks for many years.
Dantson Hebert - Web and graphic designer, deve...Dantson Hebert - Web and graphic designer, deve...
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Jason and he was able to pick up my printer the same day. He kept me informed on his progress. Although Jason was unable to repair my printer, He did not charge me for the parts that did not fix my machine. Jason was very helpful in helping me make a decision on a replacement printer. I will contact him again when I need computer or printer repairs.
Jason's Tech SolutionsJason's Tech Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
I had an issue with the hinge of my HP Envy, in addition to this, my cooling fan has stopped functioning. The two seemed to be connected afterwards, as you could imagine, but none of this mattered in the end. Jason took care of my problem with seeming ease, answering all of my questions and making sure that I was satisfied with every aspect of the job before even taking it. I'll admit I was a bit nervous at first to be handing off my laptop to a relative stranger, but it was in the right hands. He replaced the fan and repaired the hinge in half the time as quoted by a repair shop I went to previously, as well as at a THIRD of the price. Would I recommend him to anyone with computer issues and go to him again? Absolutely. A very friendly and personable guy, someone you can trust. Thank you again, Jason.
Jason's Tech SolutionsJason's Tech Solutions
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