Pete was having trouble with his Apple bluetooth keyboard waking itself up. It used up his 10 password attempts on his iPad, and has now locked him out. Unfortunately, the only choices he has is to erase the data, lock it, or just turn it off. If the data has been erased, he can restore it through iTunes via a backup.
The chatroom suggests this ad/article suggesting software called Aiseesoft Mac FoneLab. But with the passcode lock, the data is encrypted, so chances are he won't be able to get it back. Another thing he can do is turn on iCloud backup.
The Chatroom says that if he presses and holds the sleep button on the keyboard, it will shut down.