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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 Watauga computer technicians
Thumbtack Customer
John recovered my data quickly and thoroughly. I recomend him for computer repair.
Independent Computer ConsultantIndependent Computer Consultant
Thumbtack Customer
I was very pleased with the work John did on my computer. Not only was he extremely reasonably priced, he did the repair on my computer very quickly, as well. I would not hesitate to use him again should the need arise.
Independent Computer ConsultantIndependent Computer Consultant
Joyce M.
I was desperate and had been looking for someone to tune-up/repair my computer. On the way home from the doctors office I noticed a sign on a building that said Computer Repair. I whipped in, left my computer, picked it up four days later. It had the requested addition of memory but did not perform any better. Here I was with two non performing computers so I went out and purchased a laptop but I still had two non performing computers. My HP all in one of which I had been told by another repair shop that it had a bad hard drive. My XPS9000 that had all this new memory but was not performing well. I went on line, ran across Thumbtack, left a message, and forgot about it. The next day Harry calls, introduces himself, gave me an extensive backgound of his qualification, and a bid. I explained to Harry about my three computers and he wanted to take it one at a time so he started with the HP. The HP did not have a bad harddrive. Harry explained to me as to what was happening, explained that it could be repaired but as it was labor intensive better to just use it with the glitch. The Harry spent then next SIX hours cleaning up the inner workings of my computer. I had down loaded programs to tune and make my PC efficient and faster which was a total waste of money and did nothing. You would not believe all the STUFF that had to be removed, disabled, or enabled. I thought the HP was going to the recycle bin and now I have a computer that is actually better than when it purchased. Speaking of purchase. I call Harry the next day concerned about my bill as I had not received one when he reminded me we needed to check out the new lap top. THANKS TO HARRY and BLESS YOU HARRY I am no longer the owner of a laptop. Harry checked the laptop out and said it was a piece of junk and to return it immediately to the store. This was the second lap top to be returned to the store. As the first one had a bad hard drive. I would have limped along thinking it was me and not the laptop if not for Harry. Early this afternoon I returned the lap top and Office365 for a full refund. I told them Harry said it tested at a 1 and was a piece of junk. They plugged it in and five minutes later I had a receipt showing fully refunded. Harry will take on the XPS9000 in the near future when we can work out a time frame. I LOVE MY COMPUTER GUY and I say that as long as I have a computer I know who I can turn to for help. THANKS HARRY.
Stein SolutionsStein Solutions
Sam G.
I would like to thank Norman at NRL Enterprises for doing such a great job on my Mac .Norman Is very dedicated to his work .He goes out of his way for customer satisfaction. This is the first time I’ve ever needed computer repair work and am sure glad I found NRL .If you want great fast service at a price that you will be happy about call Norman at NRL. Sg Benbrook Texas
NRL EnterprisesNRL Enterprises
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