334 Forest Avenue
Portland, Maine 04101


Necessary Technology was founded in 2005 when founder Jarrod Maxfield returned home, after spending 5 years out of state, with the idea to start and build a new business to help Mainers. After many ideas ,some pretty good and some pretty bad, computer repair bubbled to the top since "as long as people have computers they will have computer problems". Then from a small second floor office on Forest Avenue Necessary Technology was launched.

Since then we have served 1000s of local customers, moved into a few larger spaces as we have grown and learned a lot along the way that has made us better and better.

We have added services as technology has changed and so with it our customers needs. In 2005 who could have imagined fixing a broken IPad screen or setting up Automatic Backups to the Cloud. That's one of the reasons we are Maine's best solution for Virus Detection and Removal, Computer Tune Ups , Operating System Reloads, Laptop Screen Replacement, Data Backup to keep it safe and Data Recovery when you lose it. We also Install Software and Install Printers. We fix broken keyboards. DC Jacks and Power Ports. We Upgrade and Install RAM.

In 2012 we expanded our offerings with InkSpot Ink Refill service. This service allows us to fill your empty ink cartridges at a fraction of the cost of buying new ones. It is fast, guaranteed, convenient and one of the only things in this world that is good for your wallet and good for the environment. We also sell re-manufactured recycled Toner Cartridges at a fraction of the Big Box Stores and Office Supply companies. 

In 2013 we started offering the full line of Mac and Apple Services with convenient Pick Up and Drop Off at our 334 Forest Avenue location. Let us help you with your IPad Screen Repair, IPhone Screen Repair and Mac Computer Services.

In 2016 we became an Apple Authorized Service Provider. We have passed the standards required by Apple to service all of your Apple needs, including In Warranty repairs. There are only a few in Maine and we aim to be the best. This means you can skip the mall and come striaght to us.

2017 is bright with growth and we look forward to helping more and more members of our local community.

The reason we have stuck around while others have come and gone is because we learned that outside of just fixing a technology problem, whether it be a computer virus or a broken laptop screen, service is the most important component to a happy experience for our customers.

We do not "Speak Geek" or sound like condescending jerks when we speak with you about your computer problem. We take our time and are patient when discussing your issue and the reason you came to visit us and we do the same when we explain the diagnosis and solution to you. Anything less than is lack luster service you will only find elsewhere.

We have learned customers do not want to be charged for a diagnosis, they want to pay flat fees, they want quality work and they don't want to wait too long for it. BEWARE if any other service asks you for money up front. That's not cool.

That's why we do not charge for diagnosis with any service performed. We only offer flat rates so you know what Guaranteed Computer Repair will be done and exactly what you will pay for it. And we do offer RUSH SERVICE for those customers who need it back yesterday.

That's the type of service you can expect to find at Necessary Technology.

We look forward to helping you soon.