Press the remote throttle all the way down (for up to 5 seconds), until the LED lights begin to flash. If no activation, make sure the remote is fully charged. To charge the remote, ensure the inductive charging plate is active and the remote is correctly positioned in the center of the charger. Note that center of the remote itself is between LED 4 & 5. As the remote is being charged, the LED lights will begin cumulatively flashing and will reflect the amount of charge accordingly (if first LED light is flashing, the remote is 20% charged, if the second LED light is flashing, it's 40% charged, etc).