I forgot my ipad (1) password and but I can't restore the device because when I plug it into my computer (not the original computer it was synced with, which I don't have anymore), it tells me that the device is locked. Please help. I don't care about losing the apps, data, etc. Just need a working iPad.
You can restore with any computer but you will lose all of your content. You can download apps, music, books and TV shows again (if you live in the U.S.) - but you are going to lose all of your photos, app data, settings and things like that.
You can read this about restoring.
You may have to force the iPad into recovery mode in order to restore when you can't bypass the passcode