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Thelma said in August 18th, 2008 at 9:23 am

Hi we have a Pub Time dart board and my husband says the matrix is broken and we need another one. I contacted merit and they said they havent sold parts for that in many years. I have searched ebay and google but have had no luck. Any suggestions on how we can fix it??

Jeff Waldron said in August 18th, 2008 at 10:02 am

I’d check the matrix for broken traces, then see if there was a way to solder wire to “jump” the broken trace. There may not be enough room to do this however. I don’t know of any specific source for parts. I’d keep with ebay. You may also want to google for a dart board forum of some kind that may have people that own these.

James said in February 26th, 2010 at 11:27 am

I have a Pub Time board and I need a replacement bullseye segment. Do you have any suggestions where I can get one?

john frager said in June 22nd, 2010 at 9:18 pm

I have an old pubtime dartboard with crt monitor I* found AQ place called they have bullseys and pie pieces they say wll fit any regulation electronic dartboard try there

chad said in October 31st, 2010 at 8:36 am

Hi Jeff, I have a Pubtime dartboard that works great. I was going to rebuild the cabinet, but I decided that I would like to put it in an original cabinet. Do you have any idea where I might find one that is in decent shape? Thanks for your time.

Jeff Waldron said in November 2nd, 2010 at 7:10 am

@Chad – You might want to keep an eye on Craigslist. Also call any amusement operators in your area. You never know what they might have laying around. You’re probably going to need to make a new cabinet because I honestly don’t see these things out there very often.

John said in November 25th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Hi Jeff,
I recently bought an old Pub Time Dart Board (not working yet!)and have been unable to find any schematics for it. It’s the same as yours. I’ve tried Merit and gotten no help. Would you consider scanning your documentation and sending it to me. I’d gladly pay you for your effort. Also, could you post or email me close-up/larger pics of the wiring of yours. And lastly, could you tell me which “DRT” board your’s has? It’s the board on the left side below the speaker.
Thank You Jeff,

John said in November 26th, 2010 at 9:49 am


Never mind on the schematics. I found your posting of them.
Thank you very much for these!
I would still like the close-up pics and DRT# if possible?
Thanks Again,

B.patton said in March 3rd, 2011 at 3:18 pm

would anyone know what a 1985 bull buster would be worth ?

M Helzer said in June 19th, 2011 at 11:15 am

Hello Jeff,

I recently aquired a Merit Industries Pub Time Dart II Plus 2. I live in Sacramento California. I am interested in selling and not sure of the value? I do have a couple photo’s I can forward if needed. Thanks for your time.

Adam said in September 24th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

My name is Adam I have a 1989 pubtime dart machine and its in pretty good shape. I know these things arent sold anymore but I would like to fix it up a little and need to know if there is any dealer in the world that can supply me with a new sticker kit for the front of the cabinet. I know its a long shot but its worth a try. Ant suggs?

john frager said in October 27th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

dear jeff I recantly purchased a pubtime with crt monitor my outer bullseye works fine my inner bullseyedosnet work I have an unfinshed basement concrete floors brick walls could effect game play and scoring its humid in the summer and cold in winter i live in ct.

john frager said in October 27th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

thanks john frager

jay baca said in May 15th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

hi,i have the same 1987 model pictured above. it works fine but sometimes i turn it on and it just sounds like a car alarm and wont allow you to access credits or game selection. ive disconnected the ribbons and power but it keeps doing it . any suggestions? also my cousin has the earlier model without cricket,and he might sell parts from it.

jay baca said in May 15th, 2012 at 5:25 pm
Paul said in May 15th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Im looking for replacement bulbs for a pub time machine , upper lites on the top of machine , score on the left and cricket on right side, their like tiny flash cube bulbs cant find them at local electronic stores and the center bullseye insert thx for any help

Jeff Waldron said in May 15th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

@jay – not sure what to recommend. Maybe someone else will have an idea on here.
@Paul – check with he has pics of bulbs you should be able to match with yours.

David Hoffman said in May 20th, 2012 at 9:47 am

I am looking for a 3 tape matrix for a english mark dart board. Havent called arachnid yet. 4000 series. Thinking other series will fit. Any help? Thanks

tele sago said in July 16th, 2012 at 11:37 am

I am trying to sell my pub time dart machine, it needs some work, it’s just another dust collector in the house. If anyone is interest please email me. trsago73 . I really want to get rid of it, i have no interest in it

udepru said in August 30th, 2012 at 5:57 am

I have similar model of “pub time darts”, but my model come without the game of cricket. Can someone explain how I can install it, or what can i do to install the game . Thanks.

John frager said in September 29th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

My pub time dartboard Is having problems registering numbers my basement is old and unfinished concrete floors could this effect the segments to stick and the numbers to not register

John said in July 19th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Jeff, I have the same model and thankfully works great. I took apart cleaned out broken tips. Need to find the rubber mat that registers the dart hits. Mine is still good just want one for the future. Can you tell me the site for info on the machine?
Thanks John

Tyler Juul said in January 30th, 2014 at 4:14 am

hey there i have a pub time dart board the same one shown in the pictures about (the one without the monitor) i was wondering if you knew where i could get the artwork piece for the bottom also looking for the coin mechanism right now it just has a button that you push for credits and the art work paint is scuffed and part is missing any help would be appreciated!

Gary said in October 4th, 2014 at 1:39 am

Hello. Adding the switching power supply seems straight forward till I look at the schematics. So he said connect 12v to 14v then 5v to pad. The schematics then say short 1-3 and add 5 v to 1. wouldn’t that combine the 12v with the 5 v

John said in February 28th, 2015 at 9:48 pm

Looking to either have my cricket board repaired or if someone has one to sell, please help.

Quinten said in June 26th, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Hi all,
I have a complete and working pub time dart board with cricket that I would like to sell.
I also have heaps of spare parts I would like to sell. Parts available are.
Brand new DRT-950 rev c motherboard with all game chips.
Bag full of segments, some new (will sell separately)
5 x power supplies
Complete CRT monitor
Brand new motherboard to ribbon J1 and J3 jumper cards (not sure what they are for)
Dart board segment sensor backing board (brand new im pretty sure)
Also have a a set of decals somewhere but cant find at the moment. Still looking.
If anyone is interested in anything or the whole lot PM me to negotiate a price.

Rich said in July 27th, 2015 at 2:35 pm

I have a working unit if someone wants to purchase. Richie812

David said in December 16th, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Does this happen to any of you if you are still on here? I have a 1987 Pub Time exactly like Jeff’s on here. My issue is the header panel that keeps track of the cricket score and says what you are playing comes and goes. When it goes it Lights up all the lights but the number display don’t work at all. Every now and then it will come on and then short out and go out. I figured it was a power problem because I was almost 16 volts at my 14 volt so I did the conversion to a switching power supply and still have the same problem. I also removed all the ROM’s and cleaned them and all the contacts. Where does the header panel get it’s information from. Anyone have a clue to guide me in the right direction?

Gary bennett said in December 16th, 2015 at 11:50 pm

Check continuity in display cables and molex connectors.
Or just jiggle cables and push on molex connections to see if you can get the display to react when powered on.

Also would resolder all cold solder points on display board and mainboad

Jeff Waldron said in December 17th, 2015 at 8:04 am

I was going to recommend what Gary did above. Usually on older games the header pins develop “cold solder joints.” This basically means the solder cracks around the pins on the PCB from fatigue. All you need to do is resolder the connectors to the board. Follow the cable from the header to the circuit board and resolder the board connector from the back side. You may also want to make sure there are no shorts in the wiring itself, but that is less likely. Good luck!

Gary said in December 29th, 2015 at 1:18 am

Any update on the dartboard David

David said in January 4th, 2016 at 2:20 pm

I left a replay but never show up on the forum so Here is another one. I have not fixed the problem yet, I have resoldered everything on all the boards and double checked everything and still no display on the header panel. All I get is all the light bulbs light up and the two number lights flash on the 15 and the 19. I am thinking the DRT-325 board is the problem because when I first got the dart board that is the board that I would mess with the ROM’s and I would get the board to sometimes work. Since I changed the power supply the header panel does what was described with no change at all. The game works perfect and the scorer below the Board all work perfect. just not the Header Panel. This is such a cool game I have to get it fixed. Time for someone else to look at it.

Jordon said in February 28th, 2016 at 8:36 pm

I have a pub time dart board that looks similar to the one in the original post. I went to play it today and the sound doesn’t work anymore. Any ideas as to what it could be? Thanks

John Bissett said in March 8th, 2016 at 11:32 pm

I have a 1987 Pub Time dart board like the one in the picture above and am looking for a replacement bullseye segment. Does anyone have any suggestions of where I might find one? Please let me know.

Glen said in October 14th, 2016 at 9:44 am

My problem is the same as this one posted: below,it was working fine at first, but now I turn it on and it sounds like it is going through boot up sounds but just keeps going

jay baca said in May 15th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

hi,i have the same 1987 model pictured above. it works fine but sometimes i turn it on and it just sounds like a car alarm and wont allow you to access credits or game selection. ive disconnected the ribbons and power but it keeps doing it . any suggestions? also my cousin has the earlier model without cricket,and he might sell parts from it.

David said in March 22nd, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Just an update on my game. If you remember I was having problems with my Marquee display just flashing with no display at all. I purchased an old none working Pub-Time and started replacing boards until I found the problem. My problem after replacing every board on the game was the Marquee display board itself. I would take one boards off at a time and test it and if that didn’t work I would put my old one back on. Replace the whole Marquee and Damn if it didn’t work perfect. So if you have a dim flashing non working Marquee look at the Marquee board. I wish I knew exactly what was wrong with the board but after a year, who cares! I can play Cricket again.

Jay said in December 3rd, 2017 at 4:47 pm

Did anyone solve the ” car alarm” problem ? My game sounds like it’s trying to boot up but just keeps beeping. Maybe it Sounds more like the game over sound but none of the buttons work.

Jay said in December 7th, 2017 at 11:49 am

No dart tips stuck…

Jay said in December 29th, 2017 at 8:10 pm

Jay Baca helped me out… looks like the “car horn beeping” was a stick segment. I didnt see any broken tips. I had already removed each segment and checked them out. Now I took each segment and the spiderweb devider off and cleaned them. A broken did tip fall out when I took it a part. It looks like it came from between the spiderweb and the wood face of the game. It could have been years of dirt making the segments stick. I hope this helps some else.

Matthew said in February 2nd, 2018 at 3:49 pm

I’m getting ready to pick one up this weekend. My question is does the game come apart. If it does how, and do you think it would fit in the back of a Ford Escape? They person I’m buying it from knows very little about it. Thanks!

Jerry said in February 5th, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Hello, I have two scropian 9000 dart boards made by Merritt I am looking for power supply for them any help would be great. you have helped before with pub time boards finding parts maybe someone can help me here

Blaz said in March 17th, 2018 at 5:08 pm

Hi, I have same dart bord (Merit nomac) and I need to replace segments, do enyone have any source where I can get them?

Joe said in March 18th, 2018 at 11:53 am

I have 1985, bull buster
By merit , fully working
Good shape, for sale.
Email, Joegudding

Dan Bordz said in September 18th, 2018 at 12:21 am

I have the pubtime 1987 and I’m looking to connect the hood, however there are 4 wires. Two green tied together – obviously ground. One is white with a 12v marking on it. But the yellow wire doesn’t have a marking and I don’t want to risk plugging it into the power supply and shorting anything out. Can you please advise what voltage the yellow wire is to plug in on the power supply? Please and thank you in advance for your help!!

Jack said in December 26th, 2018 at 2:12 pm

Hello, I have the same pub time dart board like the one in the pic above but I am missing the cricket display on top. DO you know where I could get one?

John frager said in January 2nd, 2019 at 11:20 am

I have a pubtime dartboard with monitor is there
A way to change games on it i
I cleaned it up got it working

Blaz said in January 26th, 2019 at 12:38 pm


Does any one have spare segments for sale?

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