Game Console Repair


PC Repair

We work on Windows PC desktop and laptop computers. Some prices are the same for both types of PCs, but some are special for laptops. Please visit this page for laptop only prices.

Our stores accept walk-in appointments for diagnostics and drop-offs. However, we cannot guarantee that your device can be repaired while you wait. Please call your local store to request a price quote and the wait time.

General Desktop Repairs

Service Price
Diagnostic $29
Rush Service $75

Post Test


Post Test - if buying 2 items from us


Post Test - if buying all 3 from us


General Rate for Non-Listed Services $99/hr

Anti-virus Software Add-on - Malwarebytes 3 device license + installation



Full System Builds

Service Price
Air CPU Cooler $99
AIO Liquid CPU Cooler $139

OS Install Add-on - Windows


OS Install Add-on - Linux


*Cost may be higher for builds with more than standard # of drives, fans, or other accessories, or for server builds


Hardware Installation

Services Price Services Price
CPU $49 CPU Cooler Air Basic $39
RAM $29 CPU Cooler Air with Backplate $49
Motherboard $89 CPU AIO Cooler $79
HDD/SSD $29 BIOS Update $39
GPU/NIC/Cards $29 Cable Management Standard $49
PSU - no cable management $49 Cable Management Advanced  $79
PSU - gaming style w/ cable management $79 if any of the following: ITX case, RGB/Fan controller, more than 1 GPU, more than 2 SATA devices.


Hardware Test

Service Price
CPU $49
RAM $29


GPU/NIC/Cards $29
PSU $29



Service Price
Install small apps or download internet apps $29
Install bigger SW with configuration -  $69

Install Microsoft Office - without activation


Install Microsoft Office - with activation (customer needs to be present)


Windows PW Removal (must have receipt or must have a document in PC that references their name) $39
Virus Clean $129
OS Install Windows $99



Service Price
Clone Drive $89
Data Backup or Recovery:  
     29GB $29
     30-99GB $59
     100-250GB $99
     250GB+ $129
     Each additional 100GB $29
Deleted File Recovery $200
Partition Rebuild - same as data transfer  
RAID Setup $49
USB/SD Recovery - using SW tool $39
Wipe Out HD $29



Why Central Computers?

Experienced: We have been building and repairing computers since 1986
Affordable: We can offer low rates because of the large volume of repairs that we handle throughout our five Bay Area locations.
Convenient: Locations in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Newark, and San Francisco

Our Repair Policy

Commencement of work for repair requires a $29 non-refundable deposit. This deposit amount goes towards final cost of repair. LCD, battery, and motherboard replacements and some special order parts do not qualify for the flat rate. If the problem requires a new motherboard or LCD screen, we will notify you with a quote, at which time you may approve or decline the repair.

3 Months Warranty

Our repair warranty covers two situations:

  1. If the same problem that you (a customer) brought the computer in for appears and the components we replaced caused it, both components and labor are free.
  2. If the same problem that you (a customer) brought the computer in for appears, but was not caused by the components we replaced, we will cover the labor but you will need to pay for the parts.

For other problems, customers will need to pay for both parts and labor.

*For "liquid spill" damages, even repairable, we provide a 1-week warranty.


Game Console Repair

We Repair:

Microsoft Xbox

Sony Playstation

Nintendo Switch

If you don't see your console listed, feel free to call your nearest store for more inquiries. 

No appointments are required. Simply drop your device to our store and we will work on it according to its position in line.

90 Day Warranty*


Service Price Turnaround Time
Motherboard / GPU Repairs (no power shuts off, graphical distortion) $280 5-7 Days
Port Replacement (HDMI, power jack, USB) $190 4-6 Days
Thermal Compound $145 3-4 Days
Diagnostic $50 3-4 Days
Other Services

*There is a non-refundable $50 diagnostic fee for console repair services.  This $50 is credited towards any final repair costs.

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