If your computer isn’t functioning properly, hiring a professional technician will cost you an average price of $79.50/hr to have it fixed. However, this rate can still go for as low as $55/hr if you only have a minor computer issue or as high as $99/hr for a more complex problem that needs a major repair.
Computer servicing and repair prices from real customers
Job details: Western Digital external hard drive does not show up on My Computer
Other details: When connected to another computer, the external hard drive is detected and works normally.
TOTAL COST: $50
Job details: Full checking and cleaning of Acer Tower
TOTAL COST: $95
Job details: Replacing faulty Toshiba Mk6465gsx HDD with a new one (different brand)
TOTAL COST: $150
Job details: Installing updates as computer’s OS was recently changed to Windows 7; won’t update automatically
TOTAL COST: $99
Job details: Installing and configuring a network that includes 4 work stations, 3 printers, and 1 mulitfunction printer
Other details: Majority of the hardware needed are provided.
TOTAL COST: $440
Job details: Saving data and important files from the hard drive of an old Toshiba laptop
TOTAL COST: $270
Job details: Checking of computer for virus; virus removal possibly needed
TOTAL COST: $150
Project cost: How complex is the problem?
There are computer repair businesses that offer a fixed price for an entire job. Typically, customers who need help with a simple computer repair or setup are charged an average price of about $121.78.
However, if you have a job that requires advanced skills, get ready to pay for a higher price. Basic network setup and administration, for instance, will cost you approximately $135.75.
Technical factors that figure in totaling the final cost
Computer technicians will assess the damage of your computer or laptop and determine the best solution to the problem. In estimating costs, they usually take the model, condition, and specs of a computer into account. If there are parts that need to be changed, replacement parts will be added to the total cost.
Difficulty of the job
Depending on the type of damage, computer repairs may take a while to finish. Some replacement parts may also be hard to find or are expensive, so you’ll have to ready your pockets for a higher cost.
If you don’t have the time to bring your computer to a shop, you can ask your technician to come over to your home instead. Some businesses charge callout fees, though, so clarify with them if there will be additional costs for this type of service.
Why getting repairs in Qld and Vic will cost you less
In New South Wales, you need to shell out about $90/hr for professional computer service and repairs. Meanwhile, computer technicians in Western Australia are charging an average price of around $80/hr for the same type of service.
Queensland and Victoria residents are enjoying the lowest average rate for computer repairs at approximately $65/hr.
To get the most out of your money, you should hire an experienced and reliable computer technician to handle the job. ServiceSeeking.com.au can help you find a qualified professional who specialises in computer repair work.
Pricing information correct as at August 2016.
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