schristmann wrote:I've tried searching for this issue but haven't found anyone else having this problem. I came back from vacation recently and noticed the pi wasn't working, no lights, no nothing. After playing with it for a bit I've found that if I remove the SD card the red light on the board comes back on. Plug the SD card back in and the red light goes off. I'm not sure if this means I have a dead SD card, or a dead board? Any thoughts?
What model of Pi? Damaged (bent/crumpled) SDHC card contacts perhaps?
Still running Raspbian Jessie on some older Pi's (an A, B1, B2, B+, P2B, 3xP0, P0W) but Stretch on my 2xP3A+, P3B+, P3B, B+, A+ and a B2. See: https://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi/raspiidx.htm