The estimated cost of a computer repair specialist ranges from $85 to $143, with the median cost ranging from $90 to $121 across Australia. Having our multiple electronic gadgets in perfect working condition are extremely helpful in making our day-to-day lives run smoothly. However, from time to time our computers can crash on us – whether there’s something wrong with the hardware or it has contracted an unwanted virus. Whatever the problem, there are computer technicians listed on Oneflare that are always ready to help – but it can be hard to understand how much you’ll have to fork out to get the problem fixed – here’s a handy guide on the cost of your computer repair.
Below is the average cost of a computer repair cost across different states in Australia:
The actual problem that needs fixing is will predetermine the broad level of complexity associated with the issue and the computer technician can assess the technical factors that are involved with fixing the problem. Although the price doesn’t vary greatly from service to service, this is because the complexity and difficulty of the job, as well as the device the problem is occurring on, will have a greater impact.
You don’t know what the problem is – $92 – $106 average reported cost
When you don’t know what the problem is, and you need a computer technician to figure this out for you, expect to pay between $92 to $106. The price quoted at the beginning will most likely vary from the actual price you pay after the service, as the technician can’t make an accurate assumption as to how long it will take to resolve the issue.
Connecting devices – $92 – $105 average reported cost
Computer technicians can also assist you in connecting your multiple devices to each other. This is extremely useful if you have a number of devices, and would like them to synchronise and update automatically when you make any changes.
Connecting to the internet – $92 – $106 average reported cost
This is the average reported cost for customers that have had computer technicians connect the internet for them. This can involve connecting wireless networks with devices or even setting up the internet for the whole household. The price of this service will vary with the scope of the project as well as the type of internet that is involved
Cracked screen – $91 – $105 average reported cost
Cracked screens are common with mobile devices and can even happen to your desktop computer too. Most computer technicians can help with complex software issues but they will also be happy to repair a broken or cracked screen if the problem arises. The main factor affecting the price of this service will be the type of device you have, as the technician will have to be able to supply the type of screen that needs to be replaced.
Fixing hardware – $92 – $105 average reported cost
Software-related problems are common, but so are hardware ones. If you find your computer won’t turn on at all, it’s likely that you are experiencing a hardware problem. Computer hard drives are the most practical and common parts of computers that a technician will replace
Virus – $93 – $106 average reported cost
Viruses are nasty and frustrating – and the right computer technician will take care of that for you. In addition to getting rid of the virus altogether, they may advise you to purchase anti-virus software to ensure the problem doesn’t occur again – and this will come at an additional cost. If you’re looking to save a few extra dollars, it may be beneficial to discuss a discounted price from your technician if you bundle the service and anti-virus software together, given the technician sells the particular software package.
In addition to the actual problem being faced, other factors such as your operating system, device and the overall complexity and difficulty of the job will dictate how much you’re out of pocket for your job.
The system you have: The type of system your device operates on have can potentially affect the cost of your computer repair job. For example, if you need a particular part of your computer replaced, it may cost more to source that part for Windows than it would for a Mac.
The device: The device that you’re looking to have repaired will have a large impact upon the price – for example, having your tablet screen fixed will cost a lot less than having a whole desktop computer’s screen repaired.
The difficulty of the job: Depending on the type and extent of the damage or issue, computers can take a while to repair. For a technician to quote a price for your job, they will take into account the model and condition of the device, as well as assess whether any parts need to be replaced, and add the cost of the replacement parts to the total price quoted.
Are they qualified?
It is always worthwhile investigating whether the business is qualified in the right discipline. This indicates that you’re more likely to hire a reliable and educated professional to fix the problem with ease and effectiveness.
What reviews do they have on their profile?
Reading testimonials from previous customers is usually a reliable source to indicate whether the technician is a reliable and capable one.
Do they specialise in any particular area?
Clarifying if the business has any particular area of focus or specialisation can be beneficial to getting your problem fixed the quickest and most effective way. For example, if you have a broken or cracked screen, it may be more convenient to seek a business that specialises in replacing computer screens.
To receive the most accurate quote, be sure to include as much information about the job as possible.
* The cost data is based on Oneflare and third-party sources
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