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The Great Heep
After warning R2-D2 of the imminent danger if he were to remain in the Great Heep's Droid harem, C-3PO was captured by the Heep and sent to be disassembled by a dissection droid. In the disassembly room, C-3PO was strapped to a table as the dissection droid prepared its instruments to dismantle the protocol droid.
But before the droid could make the first cut, C-3PO was able to free one of his arms and press a lever to the side of the table. The table lifted the C-3PO to the ceiling, tilted to one side, and deposited him on a conveyor belt filled with metal scrap bound for the smelter.