It can be incredibly frustrating when a computer breaks down, as you will know yourself if you have experienced such a problem. Whether you need it for work, school, or for simply browsing the internet, it can be a real inconvenience when you don't have your computer to hand.
Thankfully, there are stores both online and off that can fix any problems for you, but there will be an expense. So, how much is a computer repair cost?
Well, that depends on the problem, of course. It will also depend on how long the job takes to do, the age of your computer, and the model of your particular piece of hardware.
In this article, we will list the average cost you should expect per hour for a range of issues. We have discovered these while browsing the internet for information, and have converted costs found into Euros. Use a currency converter if you would like to convert Euros into the currency of your country.
Please note: These are average costs. Ask your repair shop of choice to give you a quote, and shop around, as you might find lower prices elsewhere.
Computer Repair Costs Per Hour
There are all manner of things that could go wrong with your laptop or PC, and here is a list of just some of them. Included is the average cost you might expect to pay per hour.
A crack on your screen can be a terrible occurrence and is usually caused by damage while in transit, or through a fall. The price you can expect to pay might depend on the size of the screen and the extent of the damage, but on average, you can expect to pay around €134. As the repair job is likely to last between 1-2 hours, this is the overall figure you can expect.
A replacement power socket
The power socket can become damaged when the laptop charger is inserted too heavily into the device. It can also be damaged by sideways pressure, such as when the charger is yanked out after a person trips over the power cord.
Panic can set in when you accidentally knock your drink over your laptop or PC keyboard. The longer liquid is allowed to set in, the greater the damage to the internal workings of your computer. For this reason, an accurate figure per hour is difficult to find, as the job could take a lot longer to fix, and there are a number of parts that could need replacing.
If nothing needs replacing, you can expect to pay around €50 for the drying out of your computer parts and more if you need replacements.
A motherboard replacement
The price of a new motherboard will depend on the make and model of your computer, and whether you are using a laptop or a desktop computer. Needless to say, the more expensive your computer, the more you can expect to pay for a new motherboard, and then there are the labour costs to add on too.
For lower-end laptops, you can expect to pay around €25 for a new motherboard, and at the top end, around €169. Labour costs are typically around €80 and this will be the price you are expected to pay, regardless of the length of time the job takes.
Computer fans can get clogged up and sometimes need cleaning. In some cases, they might also need replacing. Thankfully, fans are relatively inexpensive, and cost between €4-30, although you will have to pay labour costs.
For fan repair, you are looking at €130 in total, as the repair could take some time. This can be broken down into hourly costs, but ask for a quote from your technician.
Sadly, computer viruses are a real problem and are often instigated by a click on a dodgy email link or a visit to a web page that has already been infected. Thankfully, viruses and associated malware can be removed, and the job will take between 1 and 2 hours to do. You can expect to pay €50 for an hours work but double this if the job extends to 2 hours.
Ask For A Quote
We have provided estimated computer repair cost ideas, but for more accurate figures, ask for a quote from a number of computer repair stores, as you will get a clearer answer.