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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  • Is your computer old and out of date?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 Lakeview computer technicians
Thumbtack Customer
At first I was skeptical about getting my computer repaired via remote, but after doing research on Geek-O-Rama, I decided to give it a chance, Joey was very patient, professional, and courteous, 'm so happy my computer is up and running....woooohooooo..I would recommend Geek-O-rama..
Bryant H.
This guy was on the ball. He always was quick to respind and had very open communication. Fixed my computer up real fast and and charged well under market price for the repairs. 10/10 would recommend
Midas Touch RepairsMidas Touch Repairs
Yvette D.
Stefan was wonderful to work wit! When we started I was a very frustrated individual, having tried multiple times to fix my computer. I was on the verge of throwing it out of my bedroom second-floor window but Stephanie calmed me down and assured me that this would not be necessary. Not only did he do a wonderful job fixing my computer, he is one of the most personable and friendly people I have met! His ffee was also more than reasonable! In past experiences I’ve had other computer repair remote people take much longer than was probably necessary, but Stephen worked diligently and quickly to correct the problem. I will definitely be using him again should I need him!
MorTech  Remote Computer SupportMorTech Remote Computer Support
Melodie W.
This has been by far the best customer service I have had in a long time .My computer had completely went out😩I just knew all Hope was gone BUT It was repaired in just a few hours I was not expecting that..This Young Man really exceeded my expectations !!! He is HIGHLY recommend
Culture Technologies, LLCCulture Technologies, LLC
Jeffrey B.
Mr. Chambers advised me well concerning my crashed external hard drive. He told me that I could not risk it with anyone not having a “clean room” and connected me with a Silicon Valley firm that specializes in this work. I am waiting for the results, but I feel very well served by Mr. Chambers. I would be happy to go to him for future computer repairs.
Culture Technologies, LLCCulture Technologies, LLC
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