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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Carrollton computer technicians
Lorenzo P.
Harry was a pleasure to work with. You could tell he knew his stuff and was willing to educate me about the issue I had and the possible solutions. Very friendly and professional. Harry wanted to give me free consultation but with the information he provided me I insisted on paying him something for it because he's worth it. I'd recommend Harry to anyone that has computer repair needs.
Stein SolutionsStein Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Recently I had a bad virus on my computer, I contact thumbtack and found Mr. Harry Stein, and he immediately went fast to work on my computer. It was very convenient as he was able to repair my laptop remotely.What was so amazing about his service was not only was he a expert and extremely thorough, but very good at education me on why & how the problem most likely occur, but also how I can avoid it in the future. Mr.Stein keep a detail documentation of everything he did step by step.He educated and was very patient with any question I or my finance'had of concern. I would definitely recommend his service ..Great customer service and superb wor.
Stein SolutionsStein Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Don worked very hard over two days to try to recover my laptop after trying to upgrade to Windows 10. He didn't just go with the first easiest solution, replacing the motherboard, but researched and realized for my particular system that would just fail again. Though that option remained on the table if we got an exact replacement, I choose to buy a new computer. I am impressed by the amount of time that he spent, while not getting paid because no repairs were possible.
North Texas PC Rx, LLC. -  Voted "Best of 2015 ...North Texas PC Rx, LLC. - Voted "Best of 2015 ...
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