This is my first solder job so I'm practicing on an old radio board. My question is how are the wii points physicaly? On the radio board im practicing on they are, for lack of a better word, like little "nipples" with solder around them. Are points actually little metal points? And what do the pads look like under the solder? Flat? And by the same token are the wiikey points or pads, because they look flat to me. Pads i figure? I know this might be the stupidest question but I like to know every detail when doing something. I'm using a 15 watt iron and it seems to take 3-4 seconds to melt the solder to connect things. I figure this is because I'm using a 15 watt as opposed to 30 watt. Just looking for confirmation that it takes longer like I describe. I appreciate any help and I've been reading the sticky and other posts, lots of great tips I just never read anyone describing the points. I always thought they where just little silver flat circles.