computer and laptop repairs cost

computer and laptop repairs cost

Cost guide: computer and laptop repairs

We’ve spoken to computer and laptop-repair experts to provide a snapshot of how much laptop screen repair costs, hard-drive replacements and other common laptop and computer repair prices.

In this article

  • Laptop repair costs
  • Computer repair prices
  • Virus and malware removal

If your computer or laptop is on the blink, here’s how much you could expect to pay to get it back up and running¹.

Our figures are only a guide to average costs, and there are several factors that can affect how much you’ll be charged, including:

  • where you live
  • how long the job takes
  • the age of your computer or laptop
  • the make and model of hardware and brand of software.

Unless otherwise specified, all prices below include labour and materials but exclude VAT.

Ask repair shops to break down the quotes they provide, so you know what you’re being charged for. It’s a good idea to get more than one quote to get a better idea of the going rate for your particular requirements.

Laptop repair costs

The table below covers laptop screen repair costs, the price to replace a power socket and recusing a laptop after liquids have been spilled on it.

Job

Details

Price

Time to do
job

Screen repair

Supply and replace broken 15.6-inch laptop screen.

£120

1-2 hours

Replace power socket

Supply and replace power socket for standard laptop.

£90

1-2 hours

Repair liquid damage/drink spillage

Dry out various parts, assuming none need replacing. (If replacements are needed, the price will be higher.)

£45-£67.50

24 hours+

Computer repair prices

Below you’ll find common computer repair prices, including the cost for replacing a hard drive and power unit.

Job

Details

Price

Time to do
job

Replace power-supply unit

Supply and replace ATX power supply unit of 500-600 watts for desktop computer.

£65

0.5–1 hour

Replace hard drive

Supply and replace 500GB hard drive for desktop computer. Reinstall software. Transfer data from old hard drive to new.

£130

2–4 hours*

General service

Clean up when machine running slow. (No faults found or upgrades needed.)

£60

1-2 hours

*It can take longer if data needs recovering before being transferred.

Virus and malware removal

Having a virus or malware on your computer or laptop can be stressful and worrying. Find out how much is costs to have them removed before too much damage is done.

Job

Details

Price

Time to do
job

Removal of virus

Scan remove and repair. Assumes it’s a common type of virus.

£45-90

1–4 hours**

Removal of malware

Scan, remove and repair. Assumes it’s a common type of malware.

£45-90

1–4 hours**

**The price and time can be dependent on the severity of the problem. For the most severe cases it could take longer and be more expensive.

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