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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 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  • Is your computer old and out of date?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.

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.

Reviews for Riverdale computer technicians
Gwendolyn P.
The 5-star rating before I chose GnG IT Specialists was well worth paying attention to, and I am more than satisfied for choosing to hire them. I don't know how many others are in this group, but the one who helped me (Wilton) is more than worth your time, money and trust. Very professional, understanding and knowledgeable. He repaired my cracked laptop screen and an old Gateway tower that kept rebooting no matter the number of times I tried to repair it. He came to my building to pick up and bring back both items, and was always on-time, always calling prior to arrival to set up the best meeting time for me/us. He may not be able to provide same-day service, but I was comforted by the fact that he not only let me know precisely what was wrong (or what else was wrong) with my laptop or tower, but because he repaired my laptop first I knew right then that my tower was in good hands. If he discovers another problem with your computer, he will tell you about it and ask if you'd like for him to repair that as well. It is good professional courtesy to ask a customer first! My laptop and my tower has been working perfectly ever since the repairs were done. He is DEFINITELY the one person I will turn to re my computer needs should any problems occur in the future. Anyone reading this review should definitely consider hiring him for any computer issues. Thanks also to Thumbtack for posting his services because I had no idea where to take my computers to for service.
GnG IT SpecialistGnG IT Specialist
Thumbtack Customer
Wilton Guerrero and Pablo Guerrero are excellent computer specialists. My warranty was up on my Dell laptop and I needed someone in the local area to repair it. I had dropped it on the floor and a small part inside it was broken. Wilton and Pablo repaired my laptop in a timeless matter. They are professional, have superb work qualities, courteous, knowledgeable and they have exceptional communication skills. Wilton and Pablo have a love for their job. In my opinion, they are assiduous workers and an asset to the company.
GnG IT SpecialistGnG IT Specialist
Leo A.
Steph was amazing. He went above and beyond to help fix my macbook and even educate me throughout the process. Within 2 minutes he knew what was going on and how to resolve the issue and honestly answered any of my concerns throughout. Would highly recommend Stephen and hire him for all of my computer repair needs!
MorTech (Remote Computer Repair & Support)MorTech (Remote Computer Repair & Support)
Thumbtack Customer
My first contact was with Wilton who responded minutes after I put in my request for my laptop repair. We set up a mutually agreeable date and time for him and his brother Pablo to come to my house. He was extremely understanding as I had to change the date a few times. Pablo came at the appointed date and time and stayed an hour analyzing my laptop. He was very professional and a really nice guy. He decided it was either the start button or mother board but he would order the start button first since that was the least expensive option. He took my computer and in a few days Wilton called to say he replaced the start button and the laptop was repaired. We arranged for a date and time for me to pick up the laptop and also bring the tower from my old desk top so he could retrieve data that I thought was lost forever. Wilton was just as nice and knowledgeable as his brother. Wilton set up the laptop to show me it was working and gave me a flash drive with my retrieved data from the desk top. The price was extremely fair as I know I would have paid several times more if I brought it to a Geek Squad. All in all, Wilton and Pablo are ethical, honest, fair, professional and truly nice guys. They really want to satisfy their customers. I would definitely use them again and I've already recommended them to my friends. I couldn't have been happier with the experience!
GnG IT SpecialistGnG IT Specialist
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