PC Repairs

During COVID-19, we may not be able to do express due to high volume. Please check with your store ahead of time. Tech repair services will not be available on weekends. You will have the option to drop off or pick-up a repair, but techs will not be available on weekends.

Windows 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.

Desktop Services and Repairs

Description Price
Diagnostic - this is a non-refundable fee for diagnosing an issue. If you choose to continue the repair with us, this fee will be applied to the total cost of repair. $29
Hardware Installation - price can vary based on replacement part cost. $29 - $59
Software Installation - install one software title onto your desktop or laptop. $29
OS installation - install one operating system and drivers of your choice. $79
Drive Cloning - We clone your drive to another one. $79
Virus Removal & Optimization - We remove malware, tune-up and optimize your system. $129
Data transfer or backup - price varies based on amount of data, device type, and backup type. $29 & up

Other Services and Repairs

Description Price
Hardware Quick Test - Quick test a single component to check if it's working properly. $19
Memory Installation - We will install memory into your computer - increasing performance. $15
Rush Service - This rush fee does not guarantee a repair date, but moves your system to the front of the line and will be the next system started. $50
Data Recovery - Recover pictures, videos, documents, and any other data from your computer. Visit our Data Rescue page for details
Remote Support - Diagnose and repair problems via remote access. $19 per 15 minutes



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.


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