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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  • Is your computer old and out of date?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 Andover computer technicians
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Unbelievable!!! Jeff, I can't thank you enough. This guy is just amazing, incredible! you won't find a nicer more dedicated, knowledgeable individual than Jeff. I had some serious corruption going on my desktop and Jeff told me at the very beginning that no matter how long it takes the price will be the same $39.99 he also said that if he couldn't fix it there would be no charge, well after 4 1/2 days at about 10 hrs. a day he got it back to better then when I bought it, and guess what it still was only $39.99 UNREAL! Now it's not to say that the reason it took him so long was because he didn't know what he was doing, he was performing magic, a lot of time was spent deleting and uploading new software.Jeff is not like your big box stores that will wipe out your computer and all your files and favorites, and also charge you $200.00 to $300.00 or more, he tries to find the corrupt files and eliminate the problem and then restore your pc to better than new which is exactly what he did. I was a little apprehensive at first because I live in Minnesota and Jeff is in Vegas and I just wasn't sure if I should find someone local but boy I'm sure glad I chose Jeff. After he finished my PC I had him repair my laptop because I had some issues with it and fortunately it only took him about 20 minutes or so, I felt so much better that it was a quick fix and not another 4 days. So if your looking for a reliable and honest computer repair person you'd be silly to pass up Jeff. Oh and by the way Jeff that sound my laptop was making the DO- do is gone, so whatever you did fixed it. Thanks again Jeff I will highly recommend you to everyone I know. Bruce
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