Computer Repair

Computer repair encompasses a number of different things. From dying hard drives to dealing with viruses to working with computers that will not boot at all. Over the years I’ve repaired hundreds of systems, ranging from simple fixes, such as replacing bad memory (or RAM) which prevented a computer from booting properly, to complicated virus removal that took many hours of work. At this point, I feel pretty confident in saying I’ve seen just about everything out there.

When your computer breaks, many people think it will be too costly to have fixed, so they just go out and buy a new one. And if you are taking your computer to the big box stores, yeah, it probably is, but I don’t believe it should be. One of my goals when starting Frax Technologies was to provide affordable computer repair, allowing my customers to keep their computers longer, and spend the money they save on something they really want to buy.

Below you’ll find a price list for many of my services, with a description below them explaining the symptoms of each problem. However, if there is something that comes up that I have not accounted for in the price list, please contact me, I will work with you to provide a fair and affordable price to get your PC up and running.

Lastly, there are some repairs on laptops that Frax Technologies does not take on due to their high average cost for parts. Many times these issues are so expensive to resolve that you would be better off buying a new PC.

Repairs Price List

  • Diagnostics
    • Know your computer is not running the way it should, but you’re not sure what the problem is? Let me run a full diagnostic on it and I’ll be able to tell you, and let you know, before doing any work, what it would cost to fix.


  • Virus removal
    • Are you getting random pop-ups? Is the PC running extremely slow? Is it crashing or locking up? More than likely you have a virus. While they are sometimes time consuming to repair, a virus is almost never a reason to call the computer dead and buy a new one.


  • Memory Replacement++
    • When memory (RAM) is going bad, or is completely dead, it can make a computer do many different things. Everything from failing to boot, to lock ups, to the dreaded Blue Screen of Death, these could all be signs of memory failure.


  • Hard Drive Replacement – (Includes Data Recovery)
    • There are two main ways to know when a hard drive is going bad. The first is random crashes with or without a “Blue Screen of Death.” The second is a very noticeable clicking noise coming from the computer. If you suspect the hard drive may be going dead, turn off the computer immediately and seek assistance. While a hard drive is going dead, but still functioning, some, if not all, of the data can be recovered. If the hard drive completely dies, the data on it becomes unrecoverable.
    • If hard drive is completely non-operational and no data can be recovered, or you are not interested in having data recovery done (you will lose all your files that were on the old hard drive), the Data Recovery Fee will be subtracted from the total cost.


  • Processor Replacement (Desktop only) ++
    • Depending on the age of the computer, a failing processor may or may not be the end of a computer’s life. Signs of a failing processor are everything from failing to boot, to lock ups, to the dreaded Blue Screen of Death.


  • Power Supply Replacement
    • Signs of a power supply that is either going bad, or is completely dead, are failure to boot, random shutdowns, or failure to show any signs of powering on.


  • Motherboard Replacement (Desktop only)*
    • When a motherboard in a computer goes bad, there are literally dozens of things that can happen, everything from not powering on to “Blue Screens of Death” to random shutdowns. Also, because Microsoft considers replacing a motherboard in a computer to be the same as replacing the computer, this is also the most expensive part to replace as it does require buying a new copy of Windows.


  • Case Replacement (Desktop only)
    • Yes, even the case of a computer can go bad. Generally what goes bad is the power switch, which will cause the computer to not power on. While this is rare, I have seen it a few times and the only way to correct the problem is to replace the case as parts are not available for cases.



  • Basic Maintenance
    • This is a general clean up of the computer’s hard drive and operating system. As computers get older, they will slow down. This is caused by two main factors: first, the more files there are on a hard drive, the longer it takes the system to locate information; second, many pieces of software which is installed on computers actually have processes that start when the computer starts up, whether the software is used or not.

For the first of these, the many old files associated with programs that were previously installed but no longer (or never) used, are left behind when a program is left unused on the computer or is uninstalled; removing these old files can improve the performance of a computer. For the latter, a cleaning of the processes that start when the computer is booted can do a lot to speed up a computer. By taking care of both of these issues, the speed and performance of a computer can be increased back to near stock conditions with no need for upgrades or replacement of parts.

  • Advanced Maintenance
    • On top of doing the Basic Maintenance, an Advanced Maintenance can further improve the speed and performance of a computer. Doing everything included in the Basic Maintenance and then going a step further by doing virus, malware, and spyware detection and removal, a computers performance can be increased even more.

Even if you have an antivirus software installed, no one piece of software protects against all viruses, malware and spyware, regardless of what the software company claims. By running a full suite of multiple scans, utilizing many different types of scans and programs, you can not only increase the computer’s performance but also make sure your data is safe and secure.

*Diagnostic is required as symptoms of issue may not be clear as to what fix is necessary

++ Subject to parts availability as not all parts on older systems will be available. If parts are not available, no fee (except Diagnostic fee where applicable) will be charged for service.


Please note: Processor Replacement, Motherboard Replacement and Case Replacement not available on laptop computers.

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