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Q & A

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 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  • Is your computer old and out of date?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.

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 Spokane Valley computer technicians
Thumbtack Customer
Our computer would not power on. We received Dennis' reply within an hour of looking on this site. His responses to my questions were very quick and he came to our house the next day to pick up and give a quote. We received Dennis' estimate for repair within just a few hours and he told us it should be done in 2-3 days. Much to our surprise, Dennis finished the very next day and returned our computer before 2 p.m.- a little over 24 hours after first diagnosing the unit. This was our first experience with professional computer repair and to say we are satisfied with the work is a gross understatement. I highly recommend Dennis and he will be our first call should the need arise in the future.
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Debra W.
Dennis was very professional...His services were available right away. Dennis initially came out to inspect, then coordinated a remote repair which allowed me to watch what what he was doing. My computer is functioning better now than in a long time. I have referred him to a family member. I will keep his information and certainly use him again.
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Thumbtack Customer
My laptop has been getting slower and slower, recently would not print anything, and finally just stopped doing anything. I did a search on my android phone and after putting in my zip code received a text from with an introduction to Douglas Computing Technologies and immediately received a phone call from Leighton Douglas. He was very professional and extremely helpful. He worked with me by phone to isolate and identify what was happening with my laptop. He gave expert instructions and I was very impressed with his knowledge and expertise. When he gave me a price it would take to solve the problem it was reasonable, especially considering he was able to remotely repair the damage and install protective software on my system within the 3 hour timeframe he said it would take. He explained everything he was doing, answered all of my questions, kept me in the loop on the progress and far, far exceeded my expectations and hopes. I highly recommend him and his company. If it's within possibility of being fixed remotely, not needing personal hands on (which most problems with computers these days are) he is the one to do it! Now my computer is working faster than we remember it working when it was new and printing is no problem. Extremely pleased with his truly outstanding service!! Now we know who to call and do not hesitate to recommend Leighton Douglas.
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