I do not think that it is a firmware issue. I had similar issue with the pop up flash (see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5uAv1GcPJ4) and eventually I had to send it to the Service center. First they sent it back to me after cleaning the pop up flash assembly, which worked okay for a week. When it begin to happen again, I had send it again and this time they changed the assembly. Did not see the same problem again.
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Re: Error Code 05
Just because you've turned the camera off/on, doesn't mean it's been reset. This is a fairly easy procedure which involves either going into your setup menu and choosing "reset," holding down the menu key for 5 seconds, or, removing the batteries for a few minutes. It may be that the firmware loading got corrupted and the camera just needs to be "rebooted," which is something that turning it on/off won't accomplish. But after which, you should have the camera reset to factory default settings.
Another tip is to go to Canon's website and look for firmware updates. Download and install them.
Err 05 is when the internal flash is obstructed or the camera doesn't
get an reply that the flash open sucessfuly. That should be covered in
warranty if its an faulty "pop up flash." Call Canon at 1-800-OK-Canon
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The Error 05 means the build in flash cannot be raised.
In the moment it should pop up, something was blocking the free movement. Could be caused by the way you were holding the camera. Could be happening, while you were pressing the flash button, or when you are in the basic zone shooting mode, such as portrait, which needs the use of the flash.
Switch the camera off an then on again. Move an eventually cause of the blocking and press the shutter realise button again.
The err code 05 says the same, Flash could not pop up. The manual says, switch off the camera and switch on again.it could be this does not change anything. Just a little more chance, when you switch off the camera and remove the battery. And while it is out, just charge the battery. When you replace the battery and the error reoccurs best guess you have to visit the Canon service centre.
Make sure there is no mechanical obstruction, that keeps the flash from popping up.
This is a mechanical problem probably due to some sand or such material preventing the smooth opening. Try cleaning the open flash hinges with a cloth or brush. Apply a compressed-air can spray and/or a vacuum cleaner nozzle to the area. This happened to me with the Canon Rebel model. Google for the problem specific to your camera model for other solution.
I have the Canon Rebel t1i (500d) and I had the same problem (built in flash not working). I tried a number of remedies I found on forums etc but none worked. I then tried this with the camera pointing away from me as if taking a picture. In the external flash housing is a metal sprung plate which surrounds the five circular pins (one big, four small at the rear). If you get a small straight headed screwdriver and lift the front of this plate and at the same time pull it back towards you it will come out altogether. (In picture 2 I show this plate removed and sitting in front of the mount only so you can see it removed, it was brought out backwards so towards me from the camera). I then removed the four small screws being careful not to drop them and took off the mount for the external flash and then tried the flash it opened straight away. I then cleaned all the area of the mount and the two plates and replaced them all ensuring I fitted them exactly as before. I then checked the camera again and presto working fine. I hope this helps everyone with the problem.
R19 is NOT an error code. The "R<number>" is the number of pictures that may be taken (and stored on the camera's built-in, non-removable, high speed memory) before the camera must move the images to the removable memory card.
If you take a number of pictures in rapid succession, the R19 will decrease to R18, R17, R16 etc. If you shoot all the way to R1, you won't be able to shoot again until the camera is allowed to move the images to the removable memory card. If you don't take pictures in rapid fire mode - the R19 will probably not change as the camera is transferring between your shots.
There is a little switch that tells the camera if the flash is up or down. if your flash is up and you get this message then the switch is eather damaged, a tab is broke or the mainboard is acting up. Thing are a pain let me know if I can help you any further. Hope this helps
Does the 'pop up' pop up?
If it does and still says obstructed- closes it and pop it again
If it still persists Canon customer support will advise the next move.
If a repair price seems high you could perhaps get a separate flash if the camera accepts them.