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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  • Is your computer old and out of date?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.

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 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.

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 Circle C Ranch computer technicians
Chip F.
Fixed my computer same day for a great price. I will definitely use him again for computer repairs in the future.
PC RangerPC Ranger
Blanche J.
I highly recommend Shane for help with any computer issue! He was highly adept, respectful, professional, and kind. He repaired my computer quickly with expertise. I will definitely be calling Shane again in the future if I have any other computer issues.
Secret Simple Computer RepairSecret Simple Computer Repair
Thumbtack Customer
Owen is great! I had a problem with my computer having a blue screen of death. He worked with my schedule and location to solve the computer issues. He is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him before any other computer repair company in Austin.
Jody H.
Eric fixed my mom’s computer quickly and provided excellent post-repair support. Highly recommended.
PC RangerPC Ranger
Thumbtack Customer
Even with a family emergency, Owen was able to complete the cleaning and repair of my computer in a timely and professional manner - all at a very low fee.
Thumbtack Customer
Owen was efficient, courteous and professional . My laptop was unusable and he was able to repair the laptop as well as help me look at several other computers , update a second computer, and help organize parts and software! His price is reasonable and I would recommend him and call him again !!
Marlo P.
Shane was quick to respond to help get my computer working again. He came to me and was very easy to work with. He explained everything along the way so I wasnt concerned with anything. He was incredibly professional and I am so grateful for him repairing my computer at a terrific cost. Thanks Shane!!!
Secret Simple Computer RepairSecret Simple Computer Repair
Trina R.
Shane responded quickly to my request and set an appointment with me to fix my laptop. He was very communicative throughout the process, showed up on time (actually a little early :) and was able to diagnose & repair my laptop pretty quickly. It is obvious Shane is knowledgeable and experienced! I would definitely call him again when in need of computer repair.
Secret Simple Computer RepairSecret Simple Computer Repair
Thumbtack Customer
Owen was the 1st technician to reach out and I selected him. He gave me updates regularly. All back today in great shape for a fair price. I will use him again should the need arise and recommend him to anyone that needs computer repair.
Eli M.
Owen was awesome! He communicated clearly and often all issues he found while working on my machine. He included pictures when necessary, and was very upfront about how he could help me. I would easily recommend Owen to anyone in need of a computer repair.
Bridget P.
He diagnosed our computer quickly, ordered the part and had it done in a timely fashion. He communicated everything really well and gave us different repair options. Included in the service is free pickup and drop off so we never had to leave home! Highly reccomend Owen!
Greg B.
My son had a laptop that would not boot up. Shane came the same day we contacted him and confirmed that the circuits were not getting any power. At that point he told us he was pretty sure the unit needed to be replaced and did not charge us anything. In addition, he took the laptop with him and further confirmed the condition of the laptop the next day. Shane is quite knowedgeable and efficient and I highly recommend him for any computer diagnosis and/or repair. I will certainly use him for any future computer needs.
Secret Simple Computer RepairSecret Simple Computer Repair
Thumbtack Customer
Shane did a fantastic job on my computer repair! I had never met him before so I was more than a little scared about handing over my whole computer without knowing where it would be but Shane is friendly and considerate so it didn't take him long to win me over. More importantly, he did a great job, very quickly and for the flat rate he promised over the phone. The computer works like new and I got it back the next day. Bottom line; Shane is very capable and considerate and he does exactly what he says he will do. I would not hesitate to recommend him for my friends and family and I will definitely use his services again.
Secret Simple Computer RepairSecret Simple Computer Repair
Sharon C.
Last weekend, my router, emails and computer were all hacked. I contacted Thumbtack Sunday at 6 am thinking that I would leave a message. About three minutes, after Thumbtack; Shane from Secret Simple Computer Repair called and we set up a time for him to come to my home. I would highly recommend him; he is very well versed from the training he participated in, he was on time, personable and most importantly, he fixed all of the devices that were hacked! Shane is my new BF; even my cat loved him which is very unusual! Don't think twice about contacting him, he is the best computer expert I have ever had. Thanks, Shane!
Secret Simple Computer RepairSecret Simple Computer Repair
Thumbtack Customer
The screen on my laptop was cracked. Of those who responded to my ad, Owen seemed to be the most qualified, and most reasonably priced. Owen had to order and re-order my screen twice. The first two times, through no fault of his own, the screen arrived damaged. Owen kept me up to date and well informed of every step of the repair process. He even came to my work and picked up and dropped off my laptop. If you are looking for someone to repair your computer, Owen is the right person for the job.
Dwight D.
Late on a Friday afternoon, the fan on my HP laptop stopped working properly. Owen was the first to send me a quote, and we quickly started texting. Owen's quote seemed more than fair, plus he works on weekends and offers free pick up and delivery. Owen arrived at the scheduled time the next morning, and he struck me as knowledgeable, polite, honest, and personable. We stayed in touch by text, and he sent a number of pictures as he completed the work. For a small additional charge, Owen also removed the malware that had built up in the Hargrove, which fixed a boot up problem I'd been noticing. Owen returned my computer with a smile on Sunday afternoon. I really couldn't have been happier with my experience! I'm glad to have met Owen, and I'll be contacting him for any future computer repair needs. Thank you, Owen!!
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