Frequently Asked Questions


A selection of the questions most frequently asked by our customers, together with the appropriate replies. If your specific question is not included, please send us an e-mail to Crawley Computer Centre We will respond quickly and do our very best to help.

Other than computers, what do you repair?

As our name suggests we do repair desktop, all-in-one and laptop computers.  We also repair smaller personal devices such as smartphones like iPhones, personal music devices such as iPod, Creative Labs, and satellite navigation like Garmin, TomTom and NavMan.  We repair games consoles both larger consoles like PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii as well as handheld consoles such as Vita, PSP and the DS Family.

We repair computing related components such as hard drives, motherboards and recover data from faulty USB hard disks and memory sticks.  On occassion we have also repaired other electronic equipment such as a studio mixing desk, even if your item has not been mentioned here it is worth checking with us if its something we can repair.  We have a fully equipped workshop no need to book just turn up and we will diagnose the fault. Same day and next day service available. We can diagnose any software or hardware related fault on laptop and desktop computers. We will report on the fault and provide an all inclusive quote for repair before doing any work on your device so you do not face any spiralling repair bills.

What are your other charges?

We constantly review our charging structure to ensure that it remains as competitive as possible and always represents excellent value for money. Please call into the Crawley Computer Centre workshop and one of our friendly staff will be happy to advise you.

What happens if the engineer is unable to repair my computer at my home or office?

In this unlikely scenario, there will be nothing to pay at all, apart from a small callout fee.

Is there a callout fee to pay?

We charge a small callout fee – this is intended only to cover the engineer’s fuel costs.

Are your engineers fully qualified?

Our engineers are qualified and highly experienced. They are carefully selected and have all spent many years working in the computer industry.

Which methods of payment do you accept?

We accept payment in cash and we also accept all major credit (with exception of Amex) and debit cards. A full receipt will be given.

Is your work guaranteed?

Our work is fully guaranteed. All components which are supplied new are covered by a full twelve months manufacturer warranty.  Repairs to components or devices have a 90 warranty.  If you are on a tight budget we can also provide some second user equipment which comes with a 60 day return to base warranty.

Can I limit the booking to one hours’ work?

Yes, you can choose to limit the booking to one hour and the engineer will do his very best to complete the work within the agreed timescale.

If the repair takes only forty minutes, will I have to pay for a full hour?

Our minimum charging period is one hour. If the repair is completed in less time than this, the engineer will offer to stay for the remaining time to carry out a general PC health check or a virus scan or answer any computing queries you may have.

Do you repair printers?

We carry out software related repairs to printers – driver and/or installation problems, however, we do not repair printer hardware failures.

Do you repair monitors?

Unfortunately, we do not carry out repairs to monitors. For monitor hardware failures, we recommend you to contact the manufacturer or perhaps consult a television repair specialist.  All of our new monitors have a 3 year manufacturer warranty as standard.

I am in a hurry, can you repair my device while I wait?

Some devices can be repaired while you wait such as iPhone screen replacement.  However, if a fault is more involved and requires a complete bench test such as liquid damage or intermittent faults we recommend you leave the device with us, we can still usually complete the assessment within the same day.

We offer a queue jumping service for laptop, deskstop and games consoles repairs which is called an Express service.  Your item will jump to the front of the queue an an engineer will call you with an early assessment within the hour.  All of our VIP Club customers receive this service as standard. Read more

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5 Positive Review(s)



Just had my computer overhauled at Crawley Computer Center. Excellent, fast service and excellent value for money! I am very pleased with the work that was done to my laptop. I would recommend them to anyone thinking of having work done on their computer. Thank you Barry and team.
Mel P Ansell
I wanted to email you to thank you for recovering my data from a failed SD card. I was very concerned i had lost my childrens birthday, first day at school and my sisters wedding from the last month or so. The service was very quick well explained and I am over the moon that I can view all the pictures!

Many thanks again
James Chase
Just had my computer overhauled at Crawley Computer Center. Excellent, fast service and excellent value for money! I am very pleased with the work that was done to my laptop. I would recommend them to anyone thinking of having work done on their computer. Thank you Barry and team.
Mel P Ansell
Just to say a big thank you for fixing my laptop today in 2 hours! totally impressive – I really thought I would be without it for days…. I will definitely be recommending you. Thanks again for getting me back up and running so quickly.
Clare Irving
I had a nasty virus on a Dell Laptop that completely trashed the OS and I didn’t have the original installation disks. Thanks to you it was sorted in no time. Thanks very much for coming to the rescue and rebuilding my machine. Very quick and a great service.
Brian Hitchen
Dear Barry May I thank you – and Austin – for ‘going the extra mile’ for my 90-year old mother today, Friday. So very much appreciated. and she’s very happy now to be ‘cyber-connected’ back with everyone. I’ll pick up up the receipt somtime early next week, if that’s OK. Best regards
Well I am so pleased with my new pc it has now converted me from PC world to Crawley Computer Centre as they vwill be my local fix it shop now… Thanks Guys for great service
Charlie Paddington
Check this out !! We all think we know all there is to know about computers RIGHT !

WRONG!! There was i 8000 miles away in sunny Vietnam and to save on baggage i decided to take my Dell Notebook laptop rather than the normal one i use..

I only had one chance here as i were setting up a cctv monitoring station and was imperative that i had wireless on my laptop So i switched on and was looking for the wireless networks but there was none..well we knew it was there but after various engineers trying for over an hour my heart sank. I called my computer guys at the Crawley Computer Centre and told them my fate..He asked me if i could get on to the internet and i did via a cable.

I logged into to their website and with remote assistance he was then able to operate my laptop..”Spooky A ! ” Hey bloody presto not 30 seconds later it was all fixed..

So next time you have a problem, “remember” you only know about 2% of how they work and think “Crawley Computer Centre”
thanks guys
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