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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.

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  • Is your computer old and out of date?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 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.

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 West Saint Paul computer technicians
Thumbtack Customer
Computer repair
Pure Tech Solutions LLCPure Tech Solutions LLC
Mike T.
He repaired computer at my home and it worked!
Bobby Buckner Computer RepairBobby Buckner Computer Repair
Deb S.
Wonderful!! My computer works again and the repair was a great value!
Bobby Buckner Computer RepairBobby Buckner Computer Repair
Libby D.
Rick knows a lot about computers and worked very hard to fix mine. He is very pleasant to work with and very helpful. I recommend calling him for computer repair.
Dork 2 Door SolutionsDork 2 Door Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Very friendly guy who is an expert on computer repair. I am very satisfied with his service and i would recommend Camden web works highly.
Camden WebworksCamden Webworks
Erin D.
So glad I found Bobby. I had some unexpected medical issues and he was very accommodating. It is great to have found someone to fix any computer issues. You can have absolute confidence in hiring him and I won’t hesitate to reach again if I need further computer repair.
Bobby Buckner Computer RepairBobby Buckner Computer Repair
Tim H.
My son bought component parts for a gaming computer from Amazon. After struggling for over a week to put it together and get it to post, We finally called Bobby. He responded immediately and didn’t even question the ability to get it done. I brought the computer to his place in pieces, and within 24 hours had a working computer that my son loves! He even provided great feedback on how we might approach a project like this in the future. All this and a more than fair price. I would not hesitate to work with Bobby again or refer him to others in need of computer repairs.
Bobby Buckner Computer RepairBobby Buckner Computer Repair
Anu R.
Michael did an excellent job with our computer repair. He was prompt with his response to my request, and he was able to diagnose and fix the problem with a quick turnaround time. I highly recommend Pure Tech Solutions!
Pure Tech Solutions LLCPure Tech Solutions LLC
Jim W.
To begin with, he started by calling when he arrived as I requested. He told me that the cards I wanted installed were for an older machine and wouldn't work. He was, however, able to put one in a newer machine. What was really considerate was him sending me an email showing several cards that would work well. All in all, I was very satisfied with the work he did and his professional attitude. I would recommend him to anyone needing computer repairs.
Bobby Buckner Computer RepairBobby Buckner Computer Repair
Connor M.
I had a computer build that wouldn't turn on. I took it to general Technics and he was great. I was walked through every step, given advice on what replacement parts to buy (I had fried every major component of the system). Steve was not only prompt but patient. Due to my finances this simple build ended up getting stretched over several months. He was understanding throughout the entire process and gave me a fantastic price for his services to boot. I will be bring all future technical repairs to this man.
General Technics ConsultingGeneral Technics Consulting
Thumbtack Customer
Joao Vicentini, This man was a blessing to me, with a few problems i had with my laptop. Not only did he pick it up, explained the problem, and then repaired the problem!, I also had a problem with my XPS 420; he took it, found the problem, explained the problem (Sent photos of the leaking capacitors on the motherboard), gave me a cost figure, kept me up to date and fixed it also. Talked to me like a person, not over my head in IT terms but so i would understand, The price was very fair and no where near the figures i got from other computer shops (especialy the WAY over priced Geek Squad) Would i recomend Joao? Absolutly! A very well manerered young man.
BIOS IT Services LLCBIOS IT Services LLC
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