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Mitch said in April 8th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

Jeff, thank you for this! I have needed this for a long time. Hopefully I can get the cricket section working now. Haven’t had any luck yet, even with a new psu.

Jeff Waldron said in April 9th, 2008 at 7:41 am

Good luck! I wish I knew more about how this game’s electronics worked to help you further. I know of many expert arcade guys out there, but no one that really specialized in dart machines.

Tasha said in May 4th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

Thanks again Jeff!! I have been searching for this for a while.. Ur Awesome!!

Daniel said in June 16th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Thank you. I was one of the many contacting you about this. Now I can finally fix mine. The future wife will so happy that I can keep it now./sarcasm end

joe said in July 26th, 2008 at 8:45 am

i have a pub time dart game had lots of fun with it moved it from the house to the garage removed the upper half so it would fit through the door after putting it in garage plug it back in an score board flashed some numbers yet it wont work at wits end with what to do. any suggestion

Jeff Waldron said in July 26th, 2008 at 9:40 am

Joe, check your voltage coming from the power supply board. Make sure you’re getting the right voltage. After that, I would reset all of the connections. Disconnect then reconnect everything that can be disconnected. These older games end up having connection issues pretty often, especially when moving them.

joe said in July 27th, 2008 at 8:43 am

jeff thanks for the tip but i have no knowlegde in electronic repairs i live in san diego, do you know of any shops or techs i could have look at it , maybe fix it. i do know that one ribbon needs to be replaced drt 325 hope you can help me thanks joe

Jeff Waldron said in July 28th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

Not personally. Go to and post a request on the boards. There are a ton of California collectors that frequent the boards and should know someone decent.

ray said in September 10th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

I’m looking for a pub time dart board game that has the monitor. Does anyone know of where I might find one?

Jeff Waldron said in September 11th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

Keep an eye on ebay. There always seems to be parts and games on there for those.

mike watkins said in September 27th, 2008 at 1:54 am

i am working on a pub time with a monitor
do you have a diagram on the monitor
and does the diagram you post work for this model

Jeff Waldron said in September 29th, 2008 at 7:30 am

@Mike W: I don’t have a manual for that model, and I would seriously doubt if there is enough similarity to safely use what I have. If you knew enough about schematics then maybe you could use the information as a starting point, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

pete said in October 1st, 2008 at 3:07 pm

hi i just got a pub time board,however it is only the top half so it does not have the coin mech with it is there anything i can do to bypass that option without buying a coin mech

Jeff Waldron said in October 3rd, 2008 at 7:47 am

Pete, The coin mech is just a switch that is wired to ground and the coin input wire. Check the schematics or wiring to figure out which go to the coin mech, then just wire them up to a separate button. Then you can use the button to “add credits”. Are you planning on mounting the top to a wall? Interesting idea.

Steve said in November 2nd, 2008 at 10:46 am

Does anyone know how to hook-up an external CRT monitor to a Pub Time board? Seems like it would be a fairly simple operation, but my knowledge of game electronic schematics is minimal at best. I have a Pub Time model with the internal CRT monitor (Hanatrex) that is broken and I can’t find a replacement for the life of me, so I figured I would just hook-up an external one. Anyone done this before? I think it requires some type of switch. If anyone has any ideas let me know! Also, any ideas on where to find a key to the coin collector? Thanks everyone, great resource!

Jeff Waldron said in November 4th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

@Steve, Sorry but I don’t have any experience with those models. Hope you find an answer so you can play your game!

Michael said in November 6th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

hey I have a pub time dart board that I just finally got to take bask out of storage and now the game change button does not work any idea on how I can get a new one or a replacement of some sort thanks in advance

shardian said in November 7th, 2008 at 9:46 am

Hey guys. I just picked up a Pub Time Premier darts (monitor version)the other day. I was fortunate enough that it still had the manual in it. If anyone needs spedific info from it – including the method to add an RCA plug for an external tv monitor, shoot me an email.
humphreya2 at yahoo dot com

Wayne said in January 6th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

I have a couple of these Pub Time dartboards and love them! But I have one question… of them has a motion sensor for auto player change screwed above the dartboard(looks factory) but I do not know where to hook the wires to or where to hardwire them if at all possible. If anyone knows, please let me know!!

Jeff Waldron said in January 7th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

@Wayne, Hope you find out that information. That would be a cool feature to have in mine!

shardian said in January 14th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

To all:

I have sent a pdf scan to

It should be uploaded to the archive this evening.

Wayne said in January 21st, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Does anyone know where I can get these two cpu boards for a merit Pub Time dartboard?? The numbers on each board are RDP-15 and RDP-17. Also I am wondering if the late 80’s Merit Pubtime Premier Edition can accept an upgrade with the 321 Zap chip. Also another question is I have the Solo Challenger on mine but cannot access it to play the computer. Anyone know what I am missing or why it says it has it(on the logo screen on the monitor) but does not give me the option when a game is picked.

Jeff Waldron said in January 26th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

@Wayne, Sorry, I don’t know enough about sourcing parts for these. I’d really check ebay as really the only place I know of. I don’t know of any dart related support site like there are for pinball and video games. Good Luck!

Mario said in February 6th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Regarding the question “Steve said in November 2nd, 2008 at 10:46 am, Does anyone know how to hook-up an external CRT monitor to a Pub Time board?”

I have an external monitor hooked up to my Pub Time Premiere. The board outputs standard composite video, so you can hook up any TV or monitor that accepts the video input.

In this picture, you can see that I used an old TV:

The schematics (see link above) don’t seem to show the pinouts. I know I have this info, so maybe one of the schematic sheets is missing in the PDF file. Let me know if you need this info and I’ll get it to you.

Mario said in February 6th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I got the info for the composite video output from the Pub Time Premiere board.

Pins 3 and 4 of jumper J8 are used.

See schematics and diagrams in this scan of the manual:

Don said in February 12th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Great site! I just got a Pub Time Darts machine, but the wires from the board going to the coin slots are not connected – anyone know which of the tabs on the back of each coin slot they go to? Or how to connect them to a button so I can have free play instead of dropping quarters? Thanks!


joe ponkuski said in February 17th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

do you have a bulls eye for a pub time dart game?

Galen said in March 7th, 2009 at 10:18 am

Great info everyone! I just picked up a Pub Time Dart machine and the monitor doesn’t work so the instructions on how to wire an external monitor are perfect. My question is what type/brand of soft tips work the best. I am using Unicorn Gripper replacement tips but they are a pain to pull out of the board and a lot are breaking off when I pull them out. What tips don’t stick so hard?

shardian said in March 7th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

I just got a pack of tips from Wal-Mart – no clue of the actual brand. They almost never break – even when kids throw them. They aren’t too bad on pullouts – but I’ve never seen a plastic tip that was easy to pull out.

Rich said in March 24th, 2009 at 8:21 am

I too have a PubTime dart board that needs a new Matrix. Merit can not help anyone have any ideas? This board is the 1989 model…

Wayne said in March 24th, 2009 at 8:27 am

I happen to have a spare matrix that I bought awhile back. It is for a Merit Scorpion/Pubtime. I haven’t looked at it in awhile but I believe it has a double bullseye. I paid $175 for this matrix about 4 years ago!! I was always going to put it on ebay but I keep forgetting.

Rich said in March 24th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

How much do you want for it? I want to make sure we are talking about the same part too. I am looking for the electric component that is behind the dart segments…

Wayne said in March 24th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Yes…it’s the matrix. Make an offer. Since I have it as a spare(I did hook it up to make sure it was working fine) and I paid what I did for it, I need to get close to that or it will sit there until ours finally takes a dump! Your post just reminded me it was sitting packed away in the basement! Thought I would offer it to you.

Galen said in March 24th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Well I followed the instructions for hooking up the external tv as the monitor and it doesn’t work. I hooked the RCA cable like it says to pins 3 & 4 (shield to 3, center conductor to 4) on J8 and ran it through the RF modulator and I don’t get any output to the tv. I hooked up my Wii to verify that the modulator is working and it worked fine. Any suggestions to get my CRT display working?

Mario said in March 24th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

I hooked up an external TV by connecting a cable directly from jumper J8 to the video inputs on the back of the TV. I didn’t use an RF modulator.

Rich said in March 25th, 2009 at 10:31 am

$125 okay Wayne? How would we handle payment if you except the offer? If your Matrix dosen’t work on my board would you accept a return?

Galen said in March 25th, 2009 at 10:17 pm


Are you coming off pins 3 & 4 of J8 on board DRT-950 and going right to the RCA connections on the TV?

Mario said in March 25th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

> Are you coming off pins 3 & 4 of J8 on board
> DRT-950 and going right to the RCA connections
> on the TV?

Yes. The dart machine was made when many (most?) TVs didn’t have video RCA inputs, and an RF modulator was used to connect the dart machine through the antenna input on the TV. That’s not needed with more modern TVs with the direct video inputs.


Wayne said in March 25th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Rich….not to be mean or rude I will pass on the $125. I decided to look around and price these and unfortunately there are none to be found unless you find someone that has a board that works and they just do not want it anymore. I need to get what I paid for it and I will throw in shipping. I know that isn’t much of an incentive($20-30) but that is the best I can do. Email me at Lifetimegordonfan if you want to talk more. I do apologize as I know it is kind of pricey, but I bought this matrix and paid $600 just for another oldie Pubtime very soon after and that needed minor cosmetics so I put this matrix aside and combined the two full boards I had into one prestine one. Needless to say I gave away the rest and kept the extra matrix.

Rich said in March 26th, 2009 at 6:51 am

Anyone have any segments for a Pubtime board?

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mickeysamuz said in April 27th, 2009 at 12:48 pm
Rich said in April 29th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

FYI I just acquired a Scorpian Matrix and an interface that both work in my 1989 Pub Time Board. I hope this helps some of you…

Jennifer Fehl said in June 23rd, 2009 at 5:38 pm

I have a late 80’s Pub Time board with monitor. Screen shows stuck segment. Cleared them out and still same message. Any ideas?

Wayne said in June 23rd, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Jennifer….check your matrix(the board with all of the electronic sensors). You more than likely have contacts that are touching. That is if you ALREADY have removed the broken tips by opening the machine and removing the matrix/board assembly.

Wayne said in June 23rd, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I just wanted you all to know I have a Pubtime/Scorpion dartboard matrix is 100% working order for sale. Asking $250

Ed said in June 29th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Can anyone assist me in where to find some replacement sections for the dart board? We have one with several broken sections ( right by the bulls eye) and i’ve not had any luck finding replacements, or know what will interchange with it? Any help at all would earn ya a spot on my christmas card list 🙂 Thanks

Rich said in July 3rd, 2009 at 6:29 am

I am not an expert, but I found replacements on e-bay. Depending on what year your board is will determine if segments from different boards will work. For instance I have a 1989 pubtime segments from a scorpian board will work for my board too. Older pubtime boards are more temperamental. I hope this helps. I bought my segments from Columbus Coin-Op shop, they are listed on ebay.

Benny V. said in July 15th, 2009 at 3:36 am

Hi. Thanks for the manual Jeff. I just recently purchased a pub time darts machine only to find out it was the early version without cricket. I’ve been looking all over the internet for the “crick-kit” upgrade kit but no luck. Can anybody help me or anybody happen to be selling the top cricket upgrade? I can exchange it for the old one. Thanks

Benny V. said in July 15th, 2009 at 6:01 am

oh yeah my email is niceguygonebad07

Craig said in August 10th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Hi I have a 1989 Pubtime board…everytime i turn it on, it does like Jennifer’s did to her…it says “TARGET D14″…meaning it has a stuck segment…i took the matrix out, checked and there were no touching contacts…at least i didnt think there were, then i cleared out all the broken tips…still says it…if there were some broken prongs on one of the 40 pin plugs, could that be the cause of the error message? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks


Rich said in August 10th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Yes that generally means there is a stuck segment. In this case the double 14 or the single 14 closest to the bulls-eye. If one of those segment prongs is bad it could cause the reading as well try to take out all of the 14 segments and replace 1 at a time until the error re appears. Then you will know which segment is causing you issues. If you remove all of the segments and still see the error you may have a bad matrix. You can go to the ebay store for “Columbus Coin Op Shop” he had segments for a Scorpion board. My board is an 89 as well and I bought replacement segments from him which work fine. Hope this helps…

tony said in August 13th, 2009 at 9:37 am

my triple 18 4 16 and7 does not work any ideals

Jane said in September 1st, 2009 at 11:04 pm

I recently purchased a Pub Time Premiere Edition dart board. We would love it, except the darts are so hard to get out that we have to use the claw part of a hammer to pull them out of the board. We are using soft tips, and I bought tips that looked “skinny”, but they are still incredibly hard to pull out … making it difficult for my kids to enjoy the game. Are there different sizes that I should be buying specifically for this machine? Thank you!

Zach said in September 17th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

I have a 1989 pub time dart board the monitor just scrolls lines acrossed it i hooked an external monitor and it had the same screen. I know all my voltages and grounds are good but i’m not sure what the signal wire is supposed to have when i hook my multi meter up I suspect whatever is supposed to to send the signal to the monitor is bad can some one help

steve said in September 20th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Hey Jeff, I’ve got a 1991 pub time premier dart machine. The monitor is a hantarex monitor made in Italy. The monitor looks like it is about to go out. Do you know where I can get another monitor? serial# 16279. Thanks, Steve

Jeff Waldron said in October 5th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Steve, sorry I don’t have an easy source for you. I’d suggest either ebay, or doing a google search for “amusement supply”. Also check with Happ Controls. They are one of the largest amusement supply companies out there. Good Luck!

aaron peterson said in October 14th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

ok i am looking to buy a pub time dart board and the guy says the 15 area on the board works intermittantly. We’ve been told it should be re-soldered to work all the time
is this something i want to mess with or not a good idea thanks aaron

Wayne said in October 15th, 2009 at 8:51 am

Have you looked at the board personally? It may be just a tip in there causing a little havoc. If not, the matrix(especially at Pub Times’ age) is very tricky. 80% of the time the matrix is bad if numbers consistantly do not work. You may walk away with just a dart tip stuck, or the segment itself is wore out. See if the double, triple and other single on the 15 work before you give up hope!!

aaron peterson said in October 15th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

ok its me again i called a place and that works on dart boards and they said there is no soldered on the back of it is that true??? what is on the back

steve said in October 15th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Hi, What do you mean there is no soldered on the back? on the back of what? I think you might be thinking of someone elses problem. I never inquired about anything pertaining to solder.

Wayne said in October 15th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Technically this is true. The matrix itself is non serviceable. It consists of two pieces of clear plastic with a grid of very sensitive thin metal strips in the middle and it cannot be peeled apart without completely destroying the matrix. I have even tried to melt away the plastic to ses if the metal grid was intact but that melts quicker than the plastic. Also the matrixis glued to a backboard so it is lined up perfect to the dartboard itself when installed. To find a good matrix will be a major challenge as they are not made anymore and hardly anyone has an extra to sell….except me! Sell mine for $250!!

steve said in October 15th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Hi again. I was looking for a Hantarex monitor for my pub time dart machine. I don’t need a matrix!! Steve

Wayne said in October 15th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Sorry Steve, I was responding to Aaron’s questions.

steve said in October 15th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Thats ok. No problem!

aaron peterson said in October 16th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

ok im going to go look at one on sunday what are some thing i should look 4 be for i buy?? could u help me out please and thanks

jake said in November 9th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

hi there i have a pub time premiere and am having issues with the singles between the triples and the bulls sticking, its not any particular one i think its all of them, they are not loose inside the spider web like all the other segments are. I called the place where a friend of mine bought the board numerous years ago and the guy told me that they are probably cracked. i have looked over them and havent seen any cracks and the likelyhood of just those segments between the trips and bulls being cracked is probably pretty low, any ideas what is going on? or how i can fix this? as of right now i have to stick a dart in the stuck segment and twist as i pull out to unstick it. then the board works fine. tried sanding the sides down and that didn’t seem to help. any suggestions feel free to comment.. oh yea also it says on the screen that you can play against the computer but i dont see any option to do so when scrolling through the games. thanks

Wayne said in November 9th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Jake, segments do not crack easily at all. they have to be pretty old and brittle or been hit by a power thrower(one who whips the dart) quite often. As for the sticking segments, since you sanded them I hope you used an ultra fine sandpaper(1000-1500 grit) and didn’t sand them a whole lot. Also look at the spider(part segments go into) and see if that is cracked or has some kind of goo in the segment area. Also, if the board has been taken apart before it is a possibility that the segments are in the wrong locations. If the rest of the board works fine and all colors are alternating then skip the wrong location idea. Last resort is to rub a thin coat of baby oil or mineral oil. Graphite oil also works(DO NOT USE WD40 AS IT WILL BREAK DOWN THE PLASTIC ON THE BOARD AND THE MATRIX). Also do NOT use ANY kind of grease as it will be to thick. Let me know how it turns out.

jake said in November 9th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

ok i will grab some of that tonight or tomorrow and try, im sure the segments are in the right location, alternating colors correctly, i am going to the place of purchase tomorrow he said he has bags of segments for it so i can try and get the 20 inner segments and see if that works but i dont know if it will. I am going to take the spider with me as well as the inner segments and see what he things. the spider looks good as well, though i didnt not inspect that as close. too bad the spider wasnt notched out for all the segments like it is for the bullseye. do you have any information of the computer opponent that it mentions on the screen when the board is turned on, is there a separate chip needed or something else done to it, don’t know how often i would use it anyway but i will mostly be playing alone so somewhat of a challenge would be nice. thank you for the quick reply.

Wayne said in November 9th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

I assume you are talking about the “Solo Challenger” play against the machine. Yes, that needs a couple different add-on boards. VERY VERY rare and hard to find. I have the same setup.

jake said in November 9th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

oh ok, yes thats what i am talking about, was too lazy to go see what exactly it was called. so every board displays that even if its not set up for it? thats ok ive been teased my whole life lol. thank you very much.

Wayne said in November 9th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

A select few have the solo challenger on the main board as it was an expensive add on and bars/taverns sure didn’t want it. I have had 7 pub time machines and this is(our current)one is the only one that has it.

jake said in November 9th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Ok took the spider out of the board and washed it with dish soap, sprayed Goo gone on it and cleaned all the inner segment holes. Then washed all inner single score segments and applied baby oil on a few of the segments and still no luck. The previous owners didn’t have this issue up until a few months back. Can you check your board and press the segments and see if they all have the same movement throughout or if your inner segments seem tighter. On mine you can hear them snap in, I don’t think that is normal as all the other rows move so freely. These are all original pieces so its not like they are new or from a different board. Checked the spider and its not cracked any where. Hopefully the shop will have segments that fit right or another spider that I can test mine on to see what the issue is.

Wayne said in November 9th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

You are correct in thinking they are not supposed to snap in. With all the segments in place you should be able to flip the target area over and all segments will fall out. All of the segments on our board move easily if not a little “sloppy”. Since the board scores correctly with the sticking segments, you could see where and how they snap in and sand those spots down. That should loosen those suckers up!

jake said in November 9th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

I took one and sanded the little vertical nubs down to be flush all the way around with my dremel tool and still tight. I don’t get it lol. I don’t think they would have swelled to be that tight but if so then why wouldn’t any of the other rows have the same issues. Will see how the segments I go look at tomorrow fit and go from there. I will let ya know how that goes when I’m done. Thanks for your time and info.

Wayne said in November 9th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

See if that segment still acts the same when you swap it with one that doesn’t stick.

jake said in November 9th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

That’s my problem, every one of the long skinny segments between the tripps and bulls sticks. I can take one and place it in all 20 slots and its tight. Like you said before if you flip. The it over all segments should drop out on mine all but those 20 fell. Gave it a small tap on the top and only 3 or 4 fell out. Has me bogged. It’s goofy because even with them that tight I can play 4-5 games in a row without problems. Then one will stick and then another and another. I have noticed on the matrix some of the contacts have a black build up onthem. I don’t think that has anything to do with it but what is the black buildup? And would regular cleaning be advised? Or it that not necessary

Wayne said in November 10th, 2009 at 9:24 am

I would wipe the matrix off with a mild soapy solution but usually once a year I clean mine(even though it is still clean!) I am at a loss on the segments. All I can say is that those segments were swapped out with some other dartboard. It is possible that all the segments were replaced from another board and these(the segments between the bull and trips) are the only ones that do not fit. Wish you had brought this problem up about 6 months ago…..I had another target area I would have sent you for free!

jake said in November 10th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

With your experience having multiple pub time boards, did all yours have the same color target area? Mine is black and he said it was from an arachnid board. I think he said pubtimes were blue or white and not black. He sold me a white target area with blue red black and grey segments. He said it was for a different board but he was almost sure it would work.

Mario said in November 10th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Merit (makers of Pub Time) used different targets with different colors schemes, including a blue and red target, and a black, red, and beige target.

Wayne said in November 14th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

He’s right, my current one is black, beige, red and green!! Original and very good looking. Only came with select models with a monitor. So Jake….any luck on your segments? I am looking at buying another dartboard for $150 and would be happy to sell you the target assembly minus the matrix for $57 shipped.

jake said in November 16th, 2009 at 11:02 am

ok have the new spider and segments on the board, working great other than my bull is sticking, figured out that the mounting holes on the spider are a tad too close and must be causing the board to bow just a fraction and making it tight, once i drill the holes and relieve that tension i think ill have a fully operational board. even with the bulls being tight i threw a few games and not one stuck segment, not one miscount, or anything, so i think i have what i need/want now. I still dont understand that other erspider not being right though, its the one that was in it the whole time even before when the board never had the stuck segments. weird,

Ed Fuller said in November 19th, 2009 at 11:52 am

I have one of the PUB TIME Darts 11 Plus 2 with solo challenger.I beleive my problem is a loose wire on the mother board. The board has the number on it with F12718 and the serial number is 6319. I have a unatached wire soldered to J9 and can,t find where the other end goes. I am hoping this is my problem.The board lighs up but will not score or give you any choices. The ribbion cable going from the mb to the scoring section had two frayed wires on it so I spliced them together. I bought the board at a yard sale and really like it so any help you can give would be muchly appriacated,

Bob said in November 19th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I have the same machine as yours. I recently had to move it to lay new carpet. I removed the top section and the few necessary wires. After putting it back together, when I power it up, it now keeps blowing a fuse. I have moved it in the same way several times before with no problem. Any ideas?

Jeff Waldron said in November 19th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Sorry, but I don’t have any documentation or experience with that model. Maybe one of the dart board experts that read this topic would know. I would suggest searching for a manual or “schematics” that may help you trace that connection. Good Luck!

My first thought would be to check ALL of the connections. It may not be the connections that you’ve detached and reattached. It may that a connection is loose. Also double-check all the connectors to make sure that you plugged them back in the correct directions or didn’t miss a pin. Other than that, it may be a bigger, more difficult issue.

Jane said in November 20th, 2009 at 1:27 am

Could I use baby oil on the darts to help get them out? (I posted earlier – we can’t get the darts out of the board once we throw them, without using a hammer claw or pliers.) Are there special darts that we should be using with our Pub Time machine, or a certain size tip? Would baby oil work? I was afraid to try it. Thank you!

Mario C said in November 21st, 2009 at 1:10 am

Hey everybody!! I have a Merit Pub Time Premier Edition. I’ve had it for a couple of months and every so often some of the number stop working. Normally is in areas. Example the left side of the board 9 thru 16. When I open the machine I disconnect the matrix from the mother board and reconnect it without pushing it all the way in starts working again. However yesterday no matter what i do it wont register anything in the left nor the bullseye. Any advise would be appreciated. Also if anyone knows of where i could find both the matrix and board in case mine are shot. Thanks.

Jeff D said in January 6th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

In July 09 Rich commented that Scorpian segments will work in a Pub Time. I have a Pub iIme Premier Edition, which Scorpion games will work with Pub Time. Mine has the video display for scoring and game selection.

jerry said in January 11th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

hello everybody,
I am trying this site as a “last resort”!!
hoping to find someone that has seem my problem,and fixed it !!! I have a 1993 Scorpion Pubtime Dart machine model f13350.(with solo challenger !!) Everything works perfect on machine,but it will not regester a credit to start the game,it “dings” when you put a quarter in it,so the coin changer will not even start in free mode.i have called many repair centers with no evail.i have been told that the main board is bad (serial # 18370). Does anyone know how to fix this problem or where to have the board repaired or replaced. i have noticed there are a lot of machine for sale that have the same problem.
thank guys,

zach said in January 20th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I need a tms9128 video chip for my pubtime dart board can someone help

pete said in January 28th, 2010 at 11:51 am

I have a 1991 pub time board i was wondering if you knew what switches i have to hit to take the double bull off

Jeff Waldron said in January 28th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Check the scan of the manual. There should be something in there about it.

mark wechter said in January 30th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Dear Jeff,

I have a 87 Pub Time Dart Machine in pretty good
condition, most everything on it works.
How do you determine its value? I would like to sell it.


zach said in February 9th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

i have a pub time premier dart board my power unit has 9volts on the 12v and 4 volts on the 5v is this normal or should it be exactly 12 and 5 volts i just replaced the video chip on the 950 rev c board hoping that would fix my yellow screen … did not fix so i’m starting diag over could really use some help here

James said in February 26th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Hey everyone. I have a 1987 Pub Time with a cracked bullseye that I am looking for a replacement. It still functions but occassionally a dart wedges the segment against the sensor and scores multiple bulls. Not a problem until it scores too many points in 301 and causes you to bust. Can anyone help me out with a source for a part??

jerry said in March 7th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

hello again
i posted an ad in jan for ideas on how to repair my dart machine (Scorpion Pubtime Dart machine model f13350.(with solo challenger !!).i have since put in an order for a new machine,and would like to sell my old machine,if anybody needs parts or the whole machine,it is up for sale..make offer
thanks jerry

Wayne said in March 8th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Jerry, I am looking for the solo challenger boards for my machine. I may have to use the main board from yours also. If you can send me pictures of the machine itself and let me know the part numbers on the boards I would appreciate it. Feel free to email me at Lifetimegordonfan. Thanks, Wayne

John said in March 13th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

I own a 92′ scorpion 7000 (model #F12940)and have been experianceing some difficulties with certian numbers not registering. Im assuming it may be the pick-up membrane but am unsure. Would you happen to know if your parts are compatable and if not where I would be able to find replacement parts for my board? Thanks for the help, John.

Doug said in March 26th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I have a pub timer dart machine it has the solo player. it works perfectly a was wondering if the is an upgrade that shows marks per round pr marks per dart.

Lino said in March 28th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Hi got an old pub time no cricket is there an upgrade for this? also no sound????

Scott G said in April 21st, 2010 at 9:23 am

I have a owners guide and Pub Time II Plus 2 with Solo Challenger. Still working out some problems. I can play cricket but can’t get the 01 game to work. If anyone needs info from the manual ie..Dip switch configurations. let me know.also has all the schematice as well. I too have a proble with the coin mechanism. won’t register coins. tried to by pass but no luck yet.

Tim Mc said in May 4th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Well I saved a 1987 Merit pub time dart board from the garbage on Monday. I got it home-Cleaned it up.(mostly dust0 reconnected some if the ports that were disconnected(and I could tell where they went) Plugged it in and presto. nothing worked! There were two quarters in it so I guess it was not for naught. I believe I have the power supply problem/issue because bypassing the flourescent light causes the light to work. I looked at the schematic and wish I went to college for something else. Any help would be appreciated here. Everything looks like it is there including the cricket upgrade. I found the date of April 5th 1987 by the coin slots.

Tim Mc said in May 5th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Jeff my system is identical to yours in every way(except yours works) anyway could I get some digital pictures of what you did to gets yours working? And a quick question is there a twist in glass fuse by the power switch on the power supply? I have a plastic end sticking out of there that looks like it may have had a twist in fuse. It is missing –any ideas?

Tim Mc said in May 7th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

great no one checks this page anymore!

Jeff Waldron said in May 10th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Sorry I haven’t been on this week. I’ll try to get some pictures for you. Please send me an email to jeff so I know where to send them.

Tim Mc said in May 27th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Well the fuse replacement I got ahold of caused everything to light up-but now the just repeatedly beeps pushing any of the buttons does not cause any change–Sounds like a stuck segment–guess my next question is

what are the characteristics of a bad matrix??

Kirk said in May 31st, 2010 at 1:07 am

does any know what wires go to each plug for the coin operation part when i got it they were unpluged, please help thanks


James said in May 31st, 2010 at 8:08 am

Tim If you find that you cannot repair, I am in need of some parts. Or if you find a source, I am in need of a new bullseye segment.

It isn’t too hard to get to the back of the board to check for stuck segments, so you can troubleshoot your matrix question.

Jared R said in June 8th, 2010 at 8:42 am

Tim & Jeff, It appears that I have the same Pub Time dart board as the both of you. I have the same problem that Tim started with. Mine appears to be missing a fuse at the power supply. Can you tell me what the suggested fuse is for the power supply? I would love to see if this baby is going to work, but don’t want to fry anything. I guess that I could just always start with a small fuse and work my way up until they don’t pop anymore? Can anyone help?


Scott Gustafson said in June 9th, 2010 at 11:41 am

To:jerry said in January 11th, 2010
Jerry I have the same board and the manual with dip switch positions. I can help if u want to e-mail me with a Phone # i will talk u thru it. or i can fax u the copy of the dip switch positions.
but there is more to it that just the dip switches


Tim Mc said in June 9th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Jared R.- I lucked out and went to a guy here in northwest indiana that supplies our area with juke boxes, darts boards, and pool tables. He happened to have one and sold it to me for 2 bucks. Problem is I still have other problems with the machine. You can try to contact him just search northwest indiana + Star Amusement and you should find the place in Gary Indiana. He says he works on them so he may have more. I tried the route of trying to find my own replacement at autoparts stores and shops. Would not suggest it kinda costly-but I have enough glass fuses to choke a horse!

jerry said in June 21st, 2010 at 7:08 pm

hi scott,
this is jerry,i have been trying to get a hold of you thru email but i assume it is not working ???
if you get time call me 812-239-7884 (the whole world already has my number anyway!!!)i would appreciate any help getting this old machine going
thanks jerry

Ben said in June 27th, 2010 at 10:35 am

I just picked up a Pub Time Premier edition made by Merit. The problem is that the coin system is missing. Have looked at the schemactics to try bypass coin and get free credits. Can anyone help of which wires I need to connect ? Thanks

Mario said in June 27th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Put switch #3 on Dip Switch Set #1 to the ON position to enable Free Play mode. Look at the manual and schematics that have been posted above for more info.


Ben said in June 27th, 2010 at 6:57 pm



Brett said in August 19th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I have 2 older pub time dart boards and spare parts for them as well that I would like to sell, any ideas on how to do this?

Bryan said in August 29th, 2010 at 12:30 am


I just picked up a used Pub Time dart board that is in need of a few parts. Could you send me a message? I’d be happy to take parts or maybe even the whole boards off your hands.

Mark said in September 7th, 2010 at 9:59 am

If anyone has some segments for sale, I am interested in them for my Pubtime Premier machine. I would prefer red/blue, but would accept other colors. Does anyone know if arachnid or valley segments are compatible?

Jeff Waldron said in September 28th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

For everyone looking for dart board parts…Please try ebay or some other discussion board. I don’t mind questions within the comments on this site about compatibility or technical help, but there are many more resources online for buying and selling that can help you via a good Google search. Thank you.

Monica Crandall said in October 13th, 2010 at 10:44 am

We just bought a pub time dart board (Merit) and we came across a game called SNIPER. I can’t find the rules for the game any where. I do know it has to be a 2 player game, but I’m not sure of the rest. Has anyone else ever heard of it or know where I can find the rules? I have tried searching, but to no avail. Thank you!!

Brett said in October 13th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I have 2 Pub Time dart machines for sale and some spare parts as well. These are vintage games from the ’80″s and ’90″s. Is anyone interested in purchasing them?

Monica Crandall said in October 15th, 2010 at 8:11 am

How much would you charge for the disk for the dart sensor Brett?

Brett said in October 15th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

I don’t have a spare sensor, are you referring to the one in the machine? I would rahter not part them out if possible, but how much is the sensor worth? I can send a picture to you.

Monica Crandall said in October 20th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I appreciate the offer Brett. If you would rather not part the machines that’s OK. I was talking about the sensor on the top that “see’s” the darts and changes players without pushing the button. Mine was working some what when we bought it, but when I cleaned it the gold layer cracked. It senses the darts, but won’t change players.

Dartless said in October 25th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Ok…Here goes!

i have the Scorpion F13500 Model. It is BRAND NEW! it was a gift and it has been moved only once to its present location. Besides the coin drawer having a broken lock…it is not even broken in.
It is the Solo Challenger. All options…perfect.

Best of ALL …Inside are All the manuals, schematics and programming instructions, etc….. Again,inside the machine, wrapped in plastic. Brand NEW!

I am in the NYC area.

Who wants what first? It all for sale.

Jerry said in October 28th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Brett I am looking for Pub time parts.
Dart segments mostly do you have some color does not matter but looking for red and blue

John said in November 26th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Has anyone experienced a flashing “coin 1” when turning on their pub time? If so, can anyone tell me what this error message is referring to?


Lino said in November 30th, 2010 at 11:44 am

I have a old Pub Time. It was not built by merit, I think it was one of the first machines made. It has no scores on the top just a PUB Time sign and a lamp. Does anyone have any information or manuals for this machine? Parts ? It works any help would be great…

michael said in December 21st, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I have a merit pub tyme dart board all working (some buttons stick) looking to sell. any interest on here?

Jerry said in December 21st, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Micheal I am interested where do you live shipping costs by truck is very expensive are you willing to part out

Michael said in December 22nd, 2010 at 5:17 am

I live in Fort Lauderdale. I really do not have the time to part out each piece so would rather sell as a whole unit. I agree shipping could be expensive unless there is someone local. I will get back with you if there is no reply

Scott Gustafson said in December 22nd, 2010 at 7:41 am

How much u wanting for your machine? I have one as
well but wouldn’t mind owning another. E-mail me and let me know your price.

John Shad said in December 23rd, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Am looking to buy a Merit/Pub Time circuit board.
Number DRT-425.
Anyone have one they’re wanting to sell?

Brad said in January 6th, 2011 at 11:16 am

I have a merit scorpion stinger dart board and 01 works fine but it wont let me play cricket?? i get an error when i try it?? Merit tech support said may be eprom?? should i just replace the pcb??

Jerry said in January 6th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Brad, I am not an expert on parts like this but this might help. I am asuming pcb is printed circut board? If that is correct before ordering this check to see if eprom is included. your eprom tells the board how it needs to score when contacts from matrix are made for type of game selected. And most often eproms are sold seperate your eprom will have numbers on it which tell who ever makes the chip how it needs to be made or burned to work. also by model and serial number of your dart board. some of our equipment in the past where i work used eproms to control equipment when changes where made eproms were burned right then and installed to make sure things worked correctly. don’t know if this helps on what you want to do

Jerry said in January 8th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

need help! badly lookin for inside pies for pubtime any color haveing to super glue and hot glue them back together to still play on board anyone know of segments for sale

John said in January 9th, 2011 at 4:01 am

For all, I found the issue and fix for this.
It turned out to be a bad fuse on the power supply.

John said in November 26th, 2010 at 3:03 pm Has anyone experienced a flashing “coin 1″ when turning on their pub time? If so, can anyone tell me what this error message is referring to?

John said in January 9th, 2011 at 4:02 am


Which pies do you need. I have a few I could sell you.


Jerry said in January 9th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I am looking for two inside pies an two triples
the glue is working for now but would like to replace them the ones I have are blue but any color will work

John said in January 9th, 2011 at 7:57 pm


Here’s my email address.
Drop me a line.
I have what you need.



Jerry said in January 10th, 2011 at 11:40 am

For all of you pubtime owmers with monitor or CRT monitor if you open the top part of your board and look on top above the moniter you will see a RCA jack. I plugged a single jack cord and drilled a hole in the lower part and srewed a single female rca jack from radio shack and ran patch line to a 32″ tv with video input on front works great and easier to see if you are having a party and others want to watch.

Jeff Waldron said in January 25th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

For all of you Arachnid dart board owners, here is a great site with tons of manuals you may find helpful:

brad said in January 31st, 2011 at 9:06 am

Thanks jerry yes after finally getting around to looking at the board again it is in face the eprom but i cant seem to find one? would you have one or know where i could get one? email bradleymaier

Jerry said in January 31st, 2011 at 10:00 am

Brad you might try this place for scorpion stinger dart board was told they carry some parts for them might be able to tell you where to get what you needif they don’t

John said in February 15th, 2011 at 6:01 am

Lots of Pub Time Dart Parts for sale including ’89 Pub Time Dart Board in great shape – located in Stockbridge Mi.
Check out my posts….

Lora said in April 3rd, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Hello! We just picked up a Scorpion Stinger F13350 to add the finishing touch to our newly finished basement.
Bought it from a guy locally, tested it out, worked great – all lights, targets… perfect.
Packed it in the van, fit fine, folded in half to get it into the basement, and took the target apart to clean.
Now we’re ready to play…..but no darts register! All lights and buttons work, but nothing registers on the target. We have the manual and no idea what to do with it!
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance for any and all help!

KBoyKool said in April 4th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

I just got a Pub Time Premier Edition (1988). Like others, I’m curious about manuals and DIP switch settings. I have deciphered a few, but I’ll post everything I can determine. So far, I’ve found the ones critical to my own preferences: SINGLE BULL vs. SPLIT BULL on ’01 games, NO LIMIT CRICKET vs. 201 CRICKET, PPD & MPR vs. NO STATS at game end, and I think I figured out settings to turn off free play but there are a couple different functions so I’m still working on that. Let me know if there are specific functions you are looking for or if you know other settings on this board and we can pool our efforts.


Mario said in April 6th, 2011 at 8:01 am

KBoyKool, a link to the user manual is posted near the top of this web page.


Jerry said in April 6th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Lora, do you have the mnual for the board? or the keys to open front of board. Manual could be in the front. sounds like the ribbon cable that connects your matrix board that tells where the dart hit has come unplugged from the printed board it has been awhile since i looked inside a Scorpion. The ribbon cable should be at the bottom of the board follow it down to see where it connects it should only go in one way do not pull on it just trace were it goes with your fingers make sure it is plugged into printed board unplugged before connecting it. hope this works for you

Jerry said in April 10th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Lora I have a manual on a PDF file for a stinger if this will help

KBoyKool said in April 11th, 2011 at 7:09 pm


You will notice that several posters have mentioned the Premier Edition. The DIP switch settings are very different on the two boards.

All, I do have settings from AMI on these DIP switches, but I was not provided a manual. However, I notified them that at least one setting is not listed in the information they gave me, so I’m not sure how accurate it is. I still plan to work through the settings to verify the information. If anyone wants this information or would like to contribute let me know.

joe said in April 13th, 2011 at 11:05 am

i have a older pub time dart board been storage for a few years would like to sell make any ofer

kevin g said in May 24th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I hae an old pub time dart board without cricked, and need some segments for the board, everything else works, can anyone tell me where to get segments? THanks, Kevin 423-292-2958

Jim said in August 22nd, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Looking for a dart matrix for pub time dart board

jared said in August 22nd, 2011 at 6:25 pm

I have a pub time dartboard for sale. Complete. As far as I know it only needs the main fuse. Let me know if interested and I’ll send some pictures.

Jeff Waldron said in August 25th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

@Jared, where are you located?

jared said in August 25th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I’m in Central, TN

Angel said in October 20th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I am looking for spare pieces for the pub time dart board. I don’t know what you call them but i’m referring to the board face where the dart tips go in. They are red and blue. They are plastic and some of them are broken or cracked. Can you help me?

Jerry said in November 5th, 2011 at 11:35 am

anyone wanting to sale thier pubtime a friend of mine wants to buy one

Jerry said in November 14th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

lookings for single bull double bull segments for pubtime dart board just split mine in half anyone have parts for sale

Scott Gustafson said in November 14th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I have a Scorpion board for sale. I plays 01 shanghi,high score and baseball, but something is wrong with the cricket. It’s a 94 model i believe. I am in NW Indiana if anyone is interested please e-mail me @ cablegus05


Scott G.

Eric said in November 30th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

i have 2 pub time dart boards. anybody interested in buying or tradeing for arcade machine?

Eric said in November 30th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

anybody interested in 2 pub time dart boards for sale or trade?

Jim said in November 30th, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Looking for matrix for a pubtime datboard

jerry said in November 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Eric what arte you asking for the pubtimes where are you located

Ronnie said in December 27th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

I have 2 i’m working on. The one I got working just by re-soldering the Power supply pins. The other needs a Dram chip. When I put the working main cpu brd. in the one I get an error 13 code. Anyone got the codes. I had a factory manual years ago from a school that Merit gave at Belam Miami in the 80s but can’t find it now.

chuck said in January 2nd, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I have all kinds of chips and mother boards for scorpion boards anyone need parts let me know contact me at dartman

joe said in January 14th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I have a scorpion stinger dartboard with an rdp-01 motherboard and the strobe #1 which is the numbers 9, 14, 11,8,16 single, double, and triple plus the bull’s eye will not register. I tried the contact connection of the end connector of the matrix board but still no-go. If anyone has some other ideas I would surely try them out.

karen said in March 6th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I have a 1988 Pub Time Dart Board, I have a broken long blue segment, I was wondering where I can get one.

jerry said in March 7th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Karen, pub time made 2 different types of segments for these boards have you taken your board apart yet? 1 type of the segment has what looks like small round ball that makes contact with the matrax board the other segment looks like small rectagles on them. be careful not to damage ribbon cable attached to the board that slides on to printed board connection

Debbie Reed said in March 21st, 2012 at 7:08 pm

my game is stuck on Cricket, how do i clear it to play others games?

shelly said in April 8th, 2012 at 3:26 am

My Pub Time board doesn’t show stats. How can I get it to work?

jerry said in April 8th, 2012 at 9:32 am

Anyone have parts for a scorpion dart board looking for mother board U14 chip shorted out burned board

Jolene said in June 14th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I believe the Matrix is going out of my Pub Time II plus 2 – Is not registering all darts thrown – Wondering if some one has a matrix or know of one that is compatible.

Jerry said in June 15th, 2012 at 11:57 am

I am looking for a power supply for a Scorpion 9000 dart board anyone know where I can find someone parting out a board or parts service
part number G10-103-801 or 429946

jolene said in August 21st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Still looking fofr a matrix that is compatible for the pub time II plus 2

Eric said in August 22nd, 2012 at 12:07 am

I have 2 working pubtime full size dart boards for sale or trade. I live in CT. jit me up if interested

jerry said in August 22nd, 2012 at 5:41 am

Jolene, try calling coinopwarehouse talk to Lloyd
703-801-1459 he has a few pubtimes might have what you are looking for

Michael said in August 29th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I have a Merit Pub Time Dart Board. We recently took the board out to remove all the broken tips and now the board will not register when a dart is hits it. Was working perfectly fine until now. The ribbon and everything on the sensor board appear to be in perfect condition. Anyone have any suggestions or know where I can buy a replacement sensor board?

jerry said in August 29th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Michael check your ribbon cable make sure it is in the right position if it is off by 1 pin will not work correctly the other thing is the matrix board the wing nuts should only be finger tight if that to much pressure will make segments press against the board.

Jolene said in September 6th, 2012 at 9:51 am

Still no luck in finding a matrix for a pub time II plus 2 – wondering if the matrix for a
Merit Matrix / Spider for Dart Games: Scorpion DX & Scorpion 9000 would work. Does anyone know?

jerry said in September 7th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Jolene coinopwarehouse could not help with pubtime matrix? 703-801-1459 when I talked to him in July he said he had some pubtimes not sure if he has what you need

Jared said in September 8th, 2012 at 10:51 am

I am parting out a merit pub time premiere addition dart board. The cabinet is shot that is why I am parting out. As of right now all parts are available! I can provide pictures if you send me an email. Contact me at (931)3zero6.8998.

Jerry said in September 9th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Jared what color are your segments for the board i have someone looking complete segment rebuild

Jared said in September 11th, 2012 at 11:08 am

Jerry, the segments are white/grey in color. If “segments” are the bones or ribs that hold each of the panels in the board? I can send a picture if you give me an email.

jerry said in September 12th, 2012 at 5:41 am

Jared you can send me some pics at goporkinc

Frank said in September 15th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I have a pub time soft dart game. It was working great until my grandaughters got done playing with it. Now when I turn it on all the light are lit and the victory music continues to play. I can’t get any games to play. I’ve looked for a reset button but can’t locate it. I checked and removed any broken tips stuck ib the board. Hope you can help me.

danny said in September 17th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

hey Jarad do you still have the main board for you machine or any others out there i need a replacement drt – 950 if you can help please contact me

Jesse said in September 18th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I have a 1988 pub time dart machine, that i think i need a new matrix for because not all of the darts want to register. Its mainly the bottom half of the board. This is the version with the monitor. Any suggestions? I have looked everywhere for a new matrix and cannot find one.

jerry said in September 19th, 2012 at 5:47 am

jesse try this guy for matrix lloyd
if you think that is problem. look at you printed board that matrix plugs into one of the black rectangler chip may be burned they each have a number beside them or on them but it is esier to replace printed board you may need model number of dartboard you have should be on the top right side

Mark said in October 5th, 2012 at 10:53 am

HELP! Disclaimer…I am not highly technical. I have a Pub Time Premier (board is DRT 950). Works great EXCEPT the scoring screen is a garbled mess of characters, letters, and numbers. Everything else is great…even plays fine…just cannot see scoring screen. Instructions, marketing splash, games list all perfect. Had someone look at it but no help. Any ideas?

jimmy said in October 8th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I have a 84 pub time dart machine with monitor in middle works great I wanna sell im in jacksonville florida call at 9047135210 if interested my name is jimmy send a text any time

jimmy said in October 8th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I have a 84 pub time dart machine with monitor in middle works great I wanna sell im in jacksonville florida call at 9047135210 if interested my name is jimmy send a text if interested any time

John said in November 22nd, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I have a 1987 Pup Time dart Board. I’ve had it for about 16yrs and it works great. I would like to get a coin box for it and get it back to where you have to insert coins to opperate instead of just turning it on. Also, does anyone have any idea of the machines worth?

Mark said in December 9th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Long shot,

I have the 1988 Pub Time Premier edition. Like KBoyKool stated in an earlier post, the manual listed by Jeff doesn’t match this machine. Has anyone found a manual for this model? Or know any of the DIP settings? My machine works well, but some of the games are set for $6.00 which makes it difficult to get multiple players going. I was lucky and the keyboard was hidden inside the machine…I was able to personalize the ad screen, but no ads actually show up! What am I doing wrong? Thanks

jerry said in December 10th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Mark inside where your keyboard on top there are 2 red buttons one i believe says test mode if you push it you should be able to use your buttons for player change to move up or down and select currency amount i am not really sure i use to have a pubtime been a while hope this helps

Joe said in December 11th, 2012 at 10:19 am

I was wondering where i can get a number web frame and replacement switches for a galaxy arachnid dartboard. Switches part number is 19131 not sure about the number web.

ron said in December 12th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

john do you still have the pub time dart in stockbridge michigan forsale please email me

lindy said in December 14th, 2012 at 12:48 am

any suggestions on where to get decent darts for the pubtime? Ones from Target just fall apart. Also, lost the key. I imagine a locksmith can get me back into it. But what’s best way to play free. Keep recycling the same bunch of coins or is it easy for this non technical mom to set game for free play – i.e. is stuff marked well enough for me to figure out using the earlier directions in above commments???? thanks!!!

Jim said in December 18th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Need a matrix for a 1988 Pub Time Dart Board

Steve H said in January 2nd, 2013 at 10:36 am

I have a 1984 Pub Time Coin Operated dart board. Everything is working great; however, several of the plastic inserts for the dart board matrix are cracked / broken. Have been looking on line for individuals who may be parting out, but as of yet no luck. Anyone know of a good place to look? Thanks, Steve

jerry said in January 2nd, 2013 at 11:13 am

Steve try this guy his name is Lloyd you can find him on facebook under coinopwarehouse this is his phone number 703-801-1459. he had pubtime parts not alot Look back on sept 8 Jared was parting out one might get with him his number is there

Steve H said in January 2nd, 2013 at 11:18 am

Thanks Jerry, will give them a shot!

lindy said in January 25th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Anybody have suggestions on type of dart to buy? Is it easy to set for free play?

Danny said in January 25th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

the other night while looking over eBay came across heaps of merit dart parts. simple search German eBay site and look for merit good luck. if the adds say not available to usa etc. just contact member and most are very willing to post

jerry said in January 27th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Lindy everyone has there own preferance for darts
for pubtime i would not go over 21 grams will damage matrix in back of board i trow soft tip black widows 13 grams

Scott said in January 30th, 2013 at 1:30 am

I just picked up a pub time the other day. The sound doesn’t work, but there are 2 wires that come out by the coin op that have been cut, they are brown and insulated together like a power cord. Did this run to a volume pot that I will need to replace, or am I possibly just looking at a dead sound board? Also, if anyone has a coin door that fits this model I would be interested in buying it. Thanks!

Scott Gustafson said in January 30th, 2013 at 8:56 am

I have a Merit Scorpion Dart machine for sale. Plays Cricket/301/501/701/Count Up/ Plua a version of “Honest Ernie” (not so honest) The machine is in good shape for the age (1994) All segments in tact. Set up for free play but can go to coin op if wanted. Not too sure what to ask….i have $500.00 in to the machine so i would at least like to get that back out of it, But will conider any and all offers. I am in NW Indiana. Hit me up at my e-mail if interested. Thanks

Ryan S said in March 30th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Hi I need help! Acquired a 1988 Pubtime Dartboard. Initially, it worked great, but the (Triple 20) honey comb area broke. So I removed the back and replaced it. However, now it only registers
19’s” period? Any suggestions? Are there replacement whole dartboards? What are my options.

Thanks in advance!

jerry said in April 4th, 2013 at 9:06 am

Ryan not an expert on this but a couple of things to look at. the part that broke is called a segment. When you remove the back did you unplug the martix from the printed board? make sure you connected back in the right spot.The other to look for is the rubber mat that is between segments and matrix board does not have pieces of the segment in it make sure all segments are bedded right. the matrix board you took off has wing nuts if they are to tight board will not work right should only be finger for these are getting hard to find try coinopwarehouse on facebook for parts they have used items. they are not techs they just sell parts from older machines

tony said in April 14th, 2013 at 1:49 am

Anyone know what the power cord looks like on the 1987 model is it two or three prong thanks

steveo said in May 13th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

jeff waldron could u please email me better pictures and instructions on the repair u did on your pub time voltage regulator (i believe its called on the power supply burned up..has 2 black wires goin into it from the bottom and 4 coming out of the top…i would like to just do mine like yours.need info on logic board pin jumping and also the wires you connected to bypass that power supply. thank you in advance!! email: steve_woolum

Ryan Storm said in July 7th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Hey Everyone, I have a Pub Time from 1988. I was throwing darts on it and the screen went black and now of the buttons work. The light at the top of the board lights up so I assume its not the power supply. Does anyone have an idea if its the board or just the screen. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

jerry said in July 8th, 2013 at 6:33 am

Ryan, i do no have my pubtime anymore but if i remember if you open the top of your board and pull it down were you can see the main printed board there should be a fuse to portect board your light rund off normal household current but your board is low voltage need to put correct fuse in board leave the board open and plug it in and turn on board if fuse blows right way power supply could be bad it is not uncommom for a fuse to blow I have had it happen to me on mine.

dj said in July 16th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

I have a 1990 Pubtime that I just got from a pawn shop and it did not have the keys to open the top, any suggestions before I try to break into it?

Jim said in July 21st, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I need a matrix for a 1988 pubtime dart board. Ant suggestions.

JERRY said in July 22nd, 2013 at 6:55 am

Try this guy lloyd he use to have some pubtimes was going out of business so not sure now will need model and serial number

Jim said in July 22nd, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Thanks Jerry I tried but he has none and doesn’t know of anyone who has one

Jim said in July 28th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Still in need of matrix for a 1988 pub time dart board. Please Help.

Jerry said in July 29th, 2013 at 6:29 am

Jim only other place to look that i have seen them before is ebay might give that a try I have seen working and non working units there might get someone to part one . What is wrong with Matrix board.
Also sroll back up to Sept. 8th Jerad was parting a board that i as looking at not sure if he still has it there is a phone # there for him

Kris said in November 13th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I have an old Pub Time as well. No monitor on this unit just and overhead. I believe it to be a 1991 with Solo Challenger. I have the original manual and Schematics which appear to be a bit different than what you have listed. The only thing wrong with it is my single 15’s and single “2’s” are not registering. The dbls and trips work perfectly. Cleaned the segments and webbing. Still nothing and matrix looks good but that may not mean anything. Any ideas? I can make copies of my manual if anyone is interested.

Mario said in November 13th, 2013 at 4:56 pm
Kris said in November 13th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

My manual says Pub Time “Supreme”. I have not seen anything else on the net like this one.
I also have to stand corrected it is the singles not only in the 15’s & 2’s. It is also the singles in 9’s & 12’s. diagonal from one another.. So I am really thinking it is surely the matrix, something not visible on the out side. I am not sure how to post pictures or share my manual.

sylvain said in January 30th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Hello here sylvain from holland (europe) I have a scorpion 9000 (1995) with the error bad target. does anyone now wath the problem is?
it does not start a game sometimes it does and when I klick on de targetboard for example 20,5,d14,t12 all numbers are viewed on de display so I think the matrix is oke.when I push the buttons all at ones than some times I can start a game for a few second or it counts each time 50 points.?? anyone some ideas

Justin said in July 19th, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Hey everyone I have a pub primer everything works but tha bullseye how can I rest tha board and pick other game

artawe said in September 6th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

i have just buy a pub time premium edition of 1988, i have download diferent manual. on the manuel there is mors games than on mine. i have only:
501, cut throat cricket, round the clock, haut score, baseball, shangai, 6-11 cork, haut score. as you see, i have two times “haut score”…. my mother board is a DRT 950.on the manual there is mora games”301, 301 dbl out, 301 master, etc… the program version is the U3-1B 2278-06, U20-2278-06, U20-1B 2278-06. is it possible to have the same games as the manual? if yes how can i do?

rich said in October 23rd, 2014 at 12:50 am

I have a 87 pub time dart board that needs the cricket module any idea were i can get one i have the header display

Jared said in March 8th, 2015 at 11:43 am

Can anyone recommend a place to purchase the switching power supply needed to make this conversion

Jeff Waldron said in April 21st, 2015 at 7:35 am

You can pick up a switching power supply at any arcade parts vendor. Check out or

Swapcade said in April 26th, 2015 at 1:16 pm

@artawe if you switch dip switches 6 and 7 you can get different game sets. On and on will bring you to custom where you can change the games from the test mode. Hope this helps.

cédric said in June 15th, 2015 at 7:59 am

Here is i have has the house a dartboard ad(advertising) time first edition.. i acquired the textbook(manual worker) in English But I am French.. Thus a little bit hard has to understand(include).
No problem for ignition it is OK
For the games(sets) OK.
1.i would like to be able to put on 01 has function(office) bull 50 points and not 25 i have to try with the dip but does not work.
2.problême with screen several character displays during the games(sets).
i have to try as one suggest it to me with the test buttons and the portfolio but the impossible making change. dartboard is not team of the keyboard how can it be done?

Austin smith said in July 31st, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Does anyone know what size/ type of fuse that goes in the back of the pub time dart board by the power switch. I’ve picked up a unit that had the fuse holder rusted out. I bypassed it temporarily to test the unit and it works just fine. But I would like to replace the fuse and fuse holder. Any helps appreciated.

Louie said in September 23rd, 2015 at 3:44 pm

I have a Valley Cougar IQ dart board and when I turn it on now it says switching to COM1 “watch dog” detected and waiting on ‘phone call’ an Set new timer. And it won’t load after this screen! Any ideas?? I tried resting it and test mode but still comes up with this black screen message! Any help would be awesome! Thanks!

KBoyKool said in November 20th, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Hello all, it’s been a while since I dropped by. As noted above, I the 1988 Premier Edition and it appears the CRT is going out. The vertical hold on the PS does not properly sync the screen. As a result, I’m wondering if the PS is the issue, not the CRT. Can anyone speak to this?

I realize some of these posts are years old, but I will respond anyway.

Tips are universal, so there is no particular tip specific to these boards. The most common sizes are 1/4″ and 2BA, based on the thread size of the barrel. If you need tips, I bought a bulk supply of 2BA tips. I had posted these on my local craigslist, but let me know if you are interested and I’ll give you pricing. I will sell them at my cost plus shipping.

I had a non-electronic board that I sprayed with PAM. This led to frequent bounce-outs and a sticky residue. The baby oil suggestion is interesting. However, I would not recommend this for an electronic board. Perhaps dipping the tips prior to throwing would be better than treating the board.

Someone suggested darts no heavier than 21g. I believe most boards are rated at 18g or less. That is the limit I would recommend. Most commercially available soft-tip darts are not above 18g, but you could use an add-a-gram to go higher.

I have bought a number of quality darts via ebay and craigslist on the cheap. Just make sure they are “professional” darts and not pub darts (usually 7-10g) or the stock darts from electronic boards (Halex and Arachnid). They are garbage. Unless you prefer lighter weight, I would recommend aluminum shafts. The cheaper darts are stocked with plastic shafts. One online source that is good is out of Ohio. They sell new stuff from entry level to pro, but I would check out ebay and craigslist for good used stuff.

Mario, thanks for posting the manual for the premier. I will have to check that out when I get home. It is blocked at my workplace. I did see one on ebay for $6.99, but I think it was for the 1991 version.

freddy said in January 21st, 2016 at 2:15 pm

I have a 89 pub time machine, do you guys know where I can get some parts for the board and the key for the coins?? Thanks in advance.

Fred bronco said in January 25th, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Looking for an audio board for my 1987 pubtime dart board.
Any feedback would be appreciated thanks.

john said in February 21st, 2016 at 5:50 pm

I have a 89 pubtime dart board complete for parts let me know your needs

Justin said in February 26th, 2016 at 1:54 pm

@John, I have a 1988 pub time premiere in good working condition. I am looking for a few parts such as a bulls eye and the keyboard. Please email me at j.carty if you have anything available. Thank you.

Kenny Nuttall said in March 13th, 2016 at 2:05 pm

Hey folks, I have a Pub Time Dart machine vintage 1990 and I have a problem. While playing it suddenly flashed “Target” on the players 1 & 2. I can not get it to correct itself. Any ideas?

I also have another machine vintage 1987 that I believe has a blown component on one of the PCB’s. Can you advise me?

Kenny Nuttall
Riverside, CA

Jordon said in April 5th, 2016 at 7:19 pm

@john I am looking for segments for my pub time. Could you please email me at jasonredmond_7.

Max K said in May 24th, 2016 at 3:14 pm

@john I am looking for some parts for my board, could you please email at max.kraft



KBoyKool said in October 23rd, 2016 at 9:51 am


I just wanted to report a solution that may work for some of you. As I said in a post above, my CRT has been going out. I had it working relatively well, but it continues to degenerate.

If you can even find the CRTs, they are very expensive. One thing I’ve been seeking is an inexpensive LCD, but even those are rare. I even looked through the MCM Electronic Components catalog to no avail. I’ve been seeing these vehicle DVD players with dual screens and wondered if they might work.

The short answer is that they do–or at least, they might. One of the regional superstores in the midwest (Meijer) had a 9″ Philips system on clearance. For $65, I got a dual screen DVD system. In the package was the DVD/main screen and the secondary/repeater screen. With the cables provided, I can connect a power transformer and a three-conductor 3.5mm to RCA female video plug. From the main board on the Pub Time, there is a female RCA video out, so all you need is a male-to-male single RCA cord.

I do need to figure out how I will mount the screen in the Pub Time’s “window”. I also plan to wire it so that I can connect the transformer to an outlet within the cabinet. For those more electrically savvy, you might cut off the transformer and be able to direct wire the unit to the correct DC voltage off of the main board.

The point is: this setup works. If you keep your eyes peeled, maybe you can find a similar bargain, but as Blu-ray begins to take over DVD, this may be increasingly more difficult. Since you really only need the secondary screen, the video in cable and the transformer, perhaps your local Goodwill or other thrift store could be a source.

Good luck and if you have any questions, let me know!

Cameron said in November 7th, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Has anybody had issues with their screen shaking vertically?

KBoyKool said in November 30th, 2016 at 9:48 pm


There is a vertical hold dial that you need to adjust. You may have to play with it a bit to find the right adjustment and you may even have to change it each time you turn the machine on. If this dial doesn’t get that vertical shake to stop or improve, chances are your CRT is about to go out. When I use the RCA video out on mine to another monitor, it doesn’t flicker.

Bill said in March 20th, 2017 at 5:56 pm

I have a complete copy of the original manual if someone still needs it I willing to trade for info or parts…… My board just won’t let me play. Everything lights up as it’s supposed to test mode goes through fine but it won’t let me select a game 🙁

randy jensen said in March 25th, 2017 at 8:02 am

i am looking for the dart board segments for my dart board. it’s a 1990 pub time II with solo challenge. i am having trouble finding the red and green doubles and triples segments. could you help me?

Jon Sherman said in March 25th, 2017 at 12:48 pm

I have a 1989 Pub Time machine by Merit Nomac. It appears to be stuck in a game of 301. Is there a way to reset it ?

Mike Oestreicher said in May 13th, 2017 at 9:35 pm

Looking for a drt-950 pcb or someone that can repair mine. Game plays blind with no video output. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Lynn McCluskey said in November 5th, 2017 at 7:15 am

I’m looking for a merit scorpion 9000 DX mother board. I’ve tried ebay and several other sites. No luck. Anyone got one? Know where I could get one?

Blaz said in March 17th, 2018 at 5:35 pm

Hi, I am interested for segments if anyone have them?

Jackie said in April 27th, 2019 at 11:06 pm

Hi, we have two complete 1988 merit pub time dart machines we have completely disassembled and will be listing everything on eBay as a complete lot tomorrow. Minus the wood cabinets. FYI

Matt said in August 26th, 2019 at 5:06 pm

I purchased a Pub Time machine (’84 I think) that just flashes “coin 1” when plugged in – I can’t do anything. I tried replacing the fuse in the power supply but that didn’t help (and I’m assuming the fuse inside was the correct one) – anyone have some pointers?

Rocky said in September 26th, 2019 at 6:20 pm

I have a pub time machine that seems to be stuck in a game. The game is 301 and the score for all players is 0, but it keeps requesting next player and then giving them a “bust”. Is there a way to reset it?

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