When I start my new iPad 3 by pressing the button at the bottom I get a screen that asks me to enter my passcode. When I enter my passcode it says I've entered the wrong passcode. So I can't do anything with the iPad because I can't get past this opening screen. Before this problem occurred I used to be able to turn the iPad on and I'd get the normal screen with the various icons. Back then I set and reset at least four different passwords (which I guess is the same thing as a passcode?). The passcode/password would work the first time after I reset it, then when I tried to use it again for something I'd get the same message. Then I started getting this even worse problem, under which I can't do anything with the iPad because I can't get past this opening "wrong passcode" screen. Anyone have any suggestions for how I can get past this "wrong passcode" problem and actually use my iPad?
Update: After my five minute delay caused by all my "wrong" passwords, I tried again, this time not using the most recent password I created and instead using the one before it. That one seems to work, or at least it gets me into the normal opening screen. But clearly there's some kind of password problem with this machine since if anything works it should be the last password I created (which did work once and then not again) and not the one created before that.
Sorry for the long and I'm sure somewhat confusing question. I'm just kind of at the end of my rope with these endless password problems.