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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.

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).

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.

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 Sugar Land computer technicians
Niedra G.
Brandon was excellent in all ways!! From prompt response and delivery he was top notch! Had one computer issue - ended up bringing in 2 more of our systems to repair and buying another new computer! My new guy for all things computer!
iDeal IT Trends LLCiDeal IT Trends LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very responsive. Fair prices. Fast service. He's very honest, and explains everything during his free diagnosis of the computer. Kept me updated the entire time and repaired two computers over the weekend. Highly reccomend!
GTT ServicesGTT Services
Dirk B.
I contacted Brad after I was unable to bring my computer back from the “blue screen of death.” We scheduled an appointment for the following day. Brad arrived on time and quickly got my computer up and running (saving all my data) at a reasonably price. He contacted me several hours later to see my computer was running properly. Without hesitation, I would recommend Brad for you computer repair needs.
Computer Repair Automated SpecialistComputer Repair Automated Specialist
Thumbtack Customer
Abid provided excellent HP Laptop computer repair service way ahead of that that could be provided by the official computer support agents who have worked on this machine in the past. Abid helped me outside of normal business hours over holiday periods in Houston. He not only repaired the hardware issue I had but also corrected the errors introduced by HP technicians during previous repair. His quote was clear and supported and he communicated changes necessary as he opened the machine. Overall excellent experience both technically and with clear communication on time and cost. As some large parts needed to be replaced total repair time was > 1 week but that would be as expected for a foreign purchased laptop with major part replacement. I would highly recommend Abid for any Computer, Server or network related repair or configuration issue.
GTT ServicesGTT Services
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend Peter for any computer repairs. He is trustworthy and fair on his prices. He will do what it takes to get your computer back up to par and make sure he has a satisfied customer. I now have someone I can trust if I have future problems.
Transcend TechnologyTranscend Technology
William K.
Clicked on a side note on my laptop asking about updating my drivers. BAD idea. After the malware hit it, I checked online to get bids at Thumbtack. I decided on Transcend Technology. I didn't know if it was a better repair place or not, so I chose Transcend by price. Great idea! Turned in my computer that day, got it back the next afternoon. I knew that it might need to be wiped, due to the type of malware, and it did. But Peter Tran wiped it and got all of the necessary software reloaded. I am happy that I got my laptop back quickly and ready to go. I would encourage you to check him out as a first choice. TK
Transcend TechnologyTranscend Technology
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