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They say you should be careful whom you choose to be your barber, cook or doctor. If they’re not trustworthy, they could end up killing you.
We say the same thing about choosing a computer repair shop. In a world that’s turning digital, the techs are your computer doctors. If you’re not careful, you might end up losing your data or identity.
So we’ve carefully picked the best computer repair shops in Dublin: those you can trust your files, work and data with. We’ve also put together the cost of repairs, plus a few helpful precautions below.
How much does a computer repair cost in Dublin?
So, how much do you need to shell out to have your computer fixed? Prices vary depending on what needs repairing.
You’ll find the prices for each type of computer service in the table below. Please note that these are average rates only and might be a bit higher or lower depending on the shop you go to:
|CPU/GPU repair||Starts at €99|
|Virus removal||Starts at €40|
|Data recovery||€60 to €100|
|Screen repair/replacement||€200 to €500|
|Boot up problems||Starts at €50|
|Overheating problem||Starts at €50|
|DC power jack repair (laptop)||Starts at €60|
|Screen Replacement (laptop)||Starts at €99|
|Internal clean up||Starts at €25|
|Desktop power supply||Starts at €75|
|Windows OS repair||Starts at €40|
|Windows OS factory restore||Starts at €40|
|Data backup, HDD format, OS reinstall||Starts at €70|
|Windows Install / Reinstall||Starts at €60|
|Keyboard damage (laptop)||Starts at €35|
|General troubleshooting||Starts at €50|
The Best Computer Repair Shops in Dublin
While some minor glitches can be fixed at home, other more serious problems need help from experts. The computer shops we’ve chosen have some of the best services and prices in Dublin for those times:
1. Computer Ambulance
|SERVICES||Computer repair, laptop repair, server repair and Mac repair|
|ADDRESS||Griffith Ave, Glasnevin, Dublin, D09 XK28, Ireland|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+353 1 837 2020 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon – Fri, 9am – 2pm Sat, 12pm – 5pm|
Computer ambulance offers Windows and Mac computer repairs for residential and small businesses.
They also fix wireless networking issues, broadband and email problems and other services like data recovery and backup, computer tuneup and even networking, and VPN and server solutions.
You can choose 3 ways to get your computer fixed:
- A tech goes to your home or office and fixes it there.
- A tech goes to your home or office to pick up your computer. You can then pick it up from their shop or arrange to have it delivered back to you.
- You can call them and arrange for remote support. You’ll be asked to download a software to enable them to fix your computer remotely while you watch.
After it’s fixed, you can terminate the login connection and delete the software yourself.
Most of these services are also offered by other computer repair shops, but while others close shop in the afternoon, Computer Ambulance works until 8pm during the week. They can also go to your house or office even on a Saturday for just €20.
We think this little “extra” offers a lot of convenience for people who work all day and don’t have the time except when they get off work in the early evening.
Extensive repairs sometimes call for new parts to be replaced. Which leads us to another thing we like about this shop: they carry hard drives, routers, anti-virus software, power units, wireless adaptors etc in their vehicles.
It kind of makes us think of a real ambulance with all the necessary “life-support” paraphernalia, only for computers.
Computer Ambulance covers most areas of South and North Dublin. Unfortunately, they don’t sell PCs.
So, if worse comes to worst and you urgently need a new PC, you will have to go somewhere else to buy it. They can buy it for you though, if you prefer.
Computer Ambulance has made these people happy with their service:
“Left my iMac in to get an upgrade of a SSD and extra RAM. Rob was brilliant, kept me informed along the way. The price for the work was very good. My Mac is now running faster and smoother. Delighted with the service, would highly recommend :)” – Shane Mccormack, Google review
“Brilliant service. Collected the computer and had it back repaired and in perfect working order within 24 hours. Would recommend.” – Sean Finnan, Google review
2. MaxBurns Dublin
|SERVICES||Phone, laptop, pc, and games console repairs and sales|
|ADDRESS||Unit 4 Old Belgard Rd, Tallaght, Dublin, D24 YK2D, Ireland|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+353 1 462 7511 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm |
Sat, 10am – 4pm
MaxBurns offers laptop and notebook repairs for both Windows and Mac.
And while other shops repair but don’t have (or only have a handful of) parts to sell, MaxBurns has an extensive online shop. Literally.
They have thousands of products available on their website—gaming accessories, hard drives, video cards, motherboards and of course, desktops and laptops. They also have all-in-ones, barebone PCs, mini PCs, custom PCs built to order, and more, all in a wide range of specs.
That means in the event that you need a laptop or PC replacement, you can immediately get it if the repair doesn’t work out or will take too long. This is especially favorable to most of us who can’t afford to miss a day’s work.
What’s more, you get a 3-month warranty on all parts you buy from them.
Now, back to repairs. You can bring your defective computer to them, they’ll check it and give you a diagnosis, all for free; only the actual repair costs anything.
You can check the repair status online too, which is good. But they say the majority of repairs are usually completed on the same day, and that’s even better.
But although they have other convenient services like online booking, they sadly have no call outs, pick-up, or remote computer repairs.
These two customers were happy to share their repair experience with MaxBurns:
“Brilliant service. Knew exactly what happened to my pc. Really do recommend them to everyone. Have my pc back up and running for gaming.” – Daniel, Google review
“Left a desktop PC for repair. Quick diagnostic, quick repair and at a very reasonable price. Will use again!” – Sean Halpin, Google review
3. Lynch Computer Repair
|SERVICES||Computer, laptop, tablet, and phone repairs, technical support|
|ADDRESS||Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 RT29, Ireland|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+353 1 548 5324 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon – Fri, 10am – 7pm|
Lynch Computer Repair is another reliable computer repair shop we’ve picked for our list because of several things.
One, in the unfortunate event that your computer can’t be fixed anymore, you don’t need to pay anything. Their rule is: no fix, no fee.
We think that’s reasonable, but not all computer repair shops operate the same way, so it’s worth noting.
Two, they’re not secretive about their collect and return fee.
It starts at €14.99, which is affordable compared to other shops. The rest of their rates are all on their website too.
Aside from collect and return, call-outs and remote support, Lynch also accepts walk-ins. They’re temporarily closed because of Covid-19, but you can call or send them an email to schedule a repair and they’ll usually reply within 15 minutes during office hours.
Three, their consultations are free and repairs have a 1-year warranty. And don’t worry about the brand of your computer: they’ll work on those without prejudice!
Lynch Computer Repair can also accommodate support for businesses even on a large scale. You can hire them to outsource your own IT.
It’s a practical option if you’re not up for the hassle of assembling an in-house IT department or if you can’t afford to hire your own staff yet.
Just remember not to call them on a Sunday. That’s the main issue we have with their services, as we think anyone offering outsourced IT support should have 24/7 service.
Here are some testimonials from Lynch Computer Repair’s customers:
“Great service. The guy who fixed my laptop both times is very professional. Would definitely recommend this to everyone.” – Jayson Santiago Plazo, Facebook review
“Great service, fixed my computer in less than a day and for a good price” – Laura Cecilia Vázquez, Google review
4. Computer Doctor
|SERVICES||Computer and laptop repairs, virus removal, data retrieval & backup, computer and server sales|
|ADDRESS||1 A, Fairview Corner, Fairview, Dublin, D03 DT72, Ireland|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+353 1 853 1111 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon – Fri, 9am – 8pm |
Sat, 10am – 6pm
Although it’s a computer repair shop that we personally think has an apt name, Computer Doctor didn’t make this list simply because of that.
They’re among our picks because they have 21 years of experience in checking, diagnosing and repairing mostly everything about computers.
Hardware and software service. Data backup and restore. Computer and server sales. They even build (and repair) gaming machines!
Having stayed this long in the business, they must be doing something right. Clients who went to them for repairs told us their service was top-quality and quick—they got their machine back on the same day.
True, other computer repair shops have quick turnaround times too. But we’ll tell you one thing that sets Computer Doctors apart from the rest: they buy computers and laptops for cash.
Yep! If you’ve bought a new computer, you don’t need to junk your old one or stash it in the attic—they’ll buy it from you. They can even migrate your data and transfer it to your new computer.
They provide service for both homes and businesses and offer on-site examinations, pick-ups and drop-offs, by the way.
Below are reviews of some of Computer Doctor’s previous clients:
“Outstanding no nonsense service! Was at my wits end with a brand new computer build and an unfathomable error…. my only regret is having wasted time with 2 previous entities who got absolutely nowhere! Brian Texas you what is needed, what to do next and gets it done!!! I recommend the guys without a thought!!!” – Jennifer Molloy, Facebook review
“Incredible quality of service, couldn’t have been more helpful efficient and well priced! Thanks so much guys!” – Sean Montgomery Dietz, Facebook review
|SERVICES||Apple Mac repairs, computer repairs, replacements, data recovery, IT support for business|
|ADDRESS||70 Camden Street Lower, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2, D02 X864, Ireland|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(01) 4759681 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm|
It’s true that some computer repair shops have online shops too, just like Right-Click.
But while others charge the usual €7 or so for delivery, it’s free when you purchase it from their online shop.
That’s a bit of money saved in case you need to purchase computer accessories, or heaven forbid, a new computer.
Based on what Right-Click’s customers say, it seems they have a good record of fixing what seem like irreparable computer problems on both Windows and Mac. Things like liquid spill, failed updates, data recovery and such are all addressed here.
If you live in the city centre or nearby areas, just bring your drive or machine to them and they will provide free over-the-counter assessment. They’ll let you know the best course of action to take.
So don’t despair. There’s hope for your computer and files to be recovered yet!
However, although it’s a great convenience that you can just pop into their shop without an appointment and they offer remote support for both PC and Mac, it’s a bit disappointing that they don’t seem to have a call-out service. That’s probably our only real complaint.
Check out what their past clients have to say about their services:
“Honestly couldn’t fault the service I received here – quick, exceptionally helpful and so understanding! Solved my problem almost instantaneously and I didn’t feel like I was bothering them like I feel with so many other big computer places.
Highest recommendations and will definitely be back with any other problems :)” – Hannah D, Yelp review
“Super fast service and great experience, was happy with the help and advice received, so pleased for having had the chance to try out your laptop repair services and solve it so quick. Thanks again!” – Emilia Nicolae, Google review
Some Precautions before Taking Your Computer to a Repair Shop
If there are dodgy car mechanics, we’re afraid there are dodgy computer technicians too. If you’d prefer to go somewhere else to have your computer fixed, we recommend that you:
- Create a guest account so you won’t have to give the technician your account password.
- Use encryption software to protect your important and personal files.
- Remember to log out of all your online accounts and delete stored passwords.
- Repairs don’t often require the tech to go online. But to be sure, delete your cache and browser history using any privacy and junk cleaner.
- Back up your data so you don’t lose any important files.
- Once you have backed up all your files, photos, and the like, shred deleted files permanently with a shredder program. Just emptying the recycle bin simply won’t do.
Most computer shops care about their reputation more than stealing data, but we advise that you follow these precautions to be sure you’re on the safe side.
FAQs about Computer Repair Shops in Dublin
If you’ve had a great experience from other shops, please let us know. They deserve to be added to our list of the best computer repair shops in Dublin too!
If you’re looking for the best computer repair shops in Cork, you can find them here.