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01-22-2012 02:12 PM
Yes you can change out the Russian keyboard for the US one. Make sure it's for your exact model.
If you give me your full model number I can help you further.
Ounce it's installed you will have to change the "Region and Language" To do this go to the control panel and find "Region and Language". Click on that and in the heading bar see "keyboards and Languages". (click on that)
Click on "Change Keyboard's" In that window under the "General" tab in the heading bar click on the "Add" button.
Go through that list until you find "United States" (english) Choose 'US Default"
Ounce this has been selected remove the Russian Keyboard option by highlighting it and clicking on the "Remove" button.
In the end you want it to appear what is in the screen shot.
01-25-2012 01:54 PM
The keyboard is easy to change, take the back access cover off - remove the center screw just above the battery compartment -open the screen and lay the notebook on it's left side - push with moderate force a nail or something slim into into the screw hole and the keyboard pops off. Be careful with the wide cable connector on the mainboard. The black part is hinged and flips up and away from the ribbon cable. If you try to pry it off it breaks and you will be extremely unhappy.
01-25-2012 08:39 PM
I wouldn't recommend using a nail to push out the keyboard, if the sharp part of the nail was ground flat, that would work.
Here are videos from HP's Media Library to show you exactly how to remove the keyboard.
Make sure you're signed into the forum before clicking on the link. Navigate as it shows in the screen shot and when the video page comes up give it time to load and select "Keyboard" in the left column.
Make sure and follow the steps very carefully when removing the ribbon from the zif connector on the mother board. If you break that connector it condemns the whole board. As betabilly puts it "you will be extremely unhappy. It's actually very easy to do. Make sure you are statically discharged before going into your machine.
I watched the video and for some reason HP has you remove the hard drive, you do not need to remove the hard drive to take out the keyboard.
I also had a look on e-bay for some keyboard and all I can find are US, so you're good to go, I noted too that they are all the same. Go to e-bay in your country and type in "HP g6 keyboard" with out the quotes and there should be lots to choose from.